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UNIVERSITY OF 
NORTH CAROLINA 
AT CHAPEL HILL 



THE COLLECTION OF 
NORTH CAROLINIANA 



C971.74 
P68q 
Vol. 6-7 
1999-2000 




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Pitt County 
Genealogical 
Quarterly 



Volume VI, No. 1 
February 1999 



Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly 

of the Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc. 



Officers 1999-2000 

President L. Allen Churchill 

2708 Jackson Drive, Greenville, NC 27858-4027 (252-752-3665) 
e-mail (lachurch@earthlink.net) 

Vice-President William B. Kittrell 

2200 Blackjack Simpson Rd., Greenville, NC 27858-9327 (252-758-2979) 

Secretary Jeffrey J. McAllister 

P. O. Box 2795, Winterville, NC 28590-2795 (252-931-9124) 
e-mail (jeffmcallister@sprintmail.com) 

Treasurer Warren J. McRoy 

104 Claybourne Ct, Greenville, NC 27834-6903 (252-756-9531) 
e-mail (wmcroy@skantech.com) 

Executive Board Ann Johnson 

P. O. Box 897, Robersonville, NC 27871-0897 (252-795-3537) 

Executive Board Eff ie Bailey 

3153 Hudson's Crossroads Road, Greenville, NC 27858-8221 
e-mail (erbailey@juno.com) 

Executive Board H. Jewelle Baker 

1708 Elizabeth Dr., Kinston, NC 28504-3416 (919-523-2881) 
e-mail (jewelle@coastalnet.com) 

Assistant to the President Robert and Ronnie Kirk 

3190 Mobleys Bridge Rd., Grimesland, NC 27837-9064 (252-752-5186) 
e-mail (robertkirk@sprintmail.com) 

Assistant to the Secretary Janice Gurganus 

211 Gloria St., Greenville, NC 27858-8627 (252-355-6974) 
e-mail (janicegurganus@sprintmail.com) 

PCGQ Editor Roger Kammerer 

1115 Ragsdale Rd., Greenville, NC 27858 (252-758-6882) 
e-mail (kammerer@hotmail.com) 



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ISSN# 1092-0226 




Pitt County 
Genealogical 
uarterly 



Volume VI, No. 1 



February 1999 



BIBLE RECORDS Wyatt Moye Bible 1 

lames Henry Harris Bible 2 

Harmon Hancock Bible 2 

Arthur Walton Ange Bible 3 

Alfred Worthington Bible 4 

lohn Stocks 5 

GENERAL MUSTERS, PITT COUNTY MILITIA 7 

HOSEA KNOX FAMILY OF PITT COUNTY 9 

MURDERS IN PITT COUNTY 10 

PETITION TO ANNEX, DOBBS TO PITT, 1790 12 

PITT COUNTY WILLS David Adams, 1846 13 

James Braddy, 1845 13 

MISCELLANY FROM ED HARRINGTON'S OLD NOTEBOOK 15 

NC SUPREME COURT, CASE #3155: CARROLL VS. HANCOCK ET AL, 1856 16 

SOLDIERS' PETITIONS: GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1804 18 

LAND DISPUTE ON CONETOE CREEK, 1783 19 

ALEX OGMAN, FORMER SLAVE HAD NINETEEN WIVES 20 

OBITUARY OF STANDLEY OVERTON, 1879 20 

RUNAWAY SLAVE AD 21 

NEW MEMBERS 22 

QUERIES 23 

INDEX 25 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION AND QUERY FORM 29 



FILLERS 



. Haddock- Adams Marriage 1 

Miscellaneous Death Notices (1908-1912) 6 

JohnH. Mills Letter 9 

Distressing Casualty 14 

Two Killed By Lightning 15 

Death of C. M. A. Griffin 17 

Death of Uncle Nathan Sanders 18 

Death of Mrs. Ivey Smith 18 

Death of William Leggett 22 

Visit Our Website! 28 



THE PITT COUNTY FAMILY RESEARCHERS, INC. 
P. O. Box 20339, Greenville, NC 27858-0339 

The contents of this quarterly may be quoted without permission, providing 
proper credit for the research will be given to the PCRF and its contributors. 



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Bible Records 

Wyatt Moye Bible 

The Moye Bible was in the possession of Mrs. Madison Brown, Centreville, Md. many years ago. The 
following is taken from a typed copy sent to Roger Kammerer by R. M. Wells, of Paradise Valley, AZ. 

Marriages 

Wyatt Moye and Martha, his wife, were married the 18th day of March, A. D., 1824 
Births 

Wyatt Moye was born the 30th day of April, A. D. 1793. 
Martha Moye, his wife, was born the February 9th 1804. 

William Wyatt Moye, son of Wyatt Moye and Martha, his wife, was born the 1st day of June, A. D. 1825. 
Sally Ann Adams Moye, Daughter of Wyatt Moye and Martha, his wife, was born the 9th of Nov., A. D. 
1826. 

Martha Caroline Moye, daughter of Wyatt Moye and Martha Moye was born the 26th day of January, 
A.M., 4 O'clock, 1830. 

Louizer Virginia Moye, daughter of Wyatt Moye and Martha, his wife, was born the 4th of April, A. D. , 
A. D. 1832 

William H. Moye, son of Irwin Moye and Susan Moye, his wife, was born the 29th day of August, 1826, 
at one o'clock in A.M. 

Samuel H. Moye, son of Irwin Moye and Susan, his wife, was born 21st September, 1828, at 9 o'clock 
P.M. 

Mary Jane Moye, daughter of Irwin Moye and Susan Moye, his wife, was born the 30th day of Septem- 
ber, 1831, at 4 o'clock P.M. 

Deaths 

William Wyatt Moye, son of Wyatt Moye and Martha, his wife, departed this life June 22nd., A. D. 1826. 
Sally Ann Adams Moye, daughter of Wyatt Moye and Martha, his wife, departed this life March 7th., 
A.D 1827. 

Wyatt Moye who was born the 30th April 1793 Died at Dancy Plantation St. Mary's Parish La., 21st Oct 
1862. 

Martha Moye, wife of Wyatt Moye departed this life Sunday morning May 25th., 1845, about 8 o'clock. 

She died with consumption aged 41 years, 3 months & 15 days. 
Louezer Virginia Moye died at her Father's residence State of Missi City of Aberdeen about 7 O'clock on 

the morning of the 25th of March 1852, the same day she was to be married at night, aged 19 

years and 11 days. 

Martha Caroline Dancy who married William F. Dancy of No. Carolina, Edgecombe County, Town of 

Tarboro Died at her own residence in Tarboro at or about the hour of 2 O'clock A. M., on the 14th 
day of August, 1852, leaving two infant children daughter and son, her age was 22 years & 19 
days. 

Louisa M. Moye wife of Wyatt Moye Born in No. Carolina November 10th. 1810 died in Mississippi Oct. 

5th., 1856, aged 46 years 10 months & 26 days. 
Col. Brandon is to commence the work next Monday morning he says it is too cold now. Wyatt Moye 

(Bibles, con'd. next page) 



Haddock-Adams Marriage 

From the marriage register, New Hanover County Courthouse, Wilmington, NC: 
Married in Wilmington, NC, March 15, 1875, Henry HADDOCK, 24, son of Spencer and Lovey HAD- 
DOCK of Pitt County to Argent ADAMS, 26, daughter of Jesse and Patsy ADAMS of Pitt County. 



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James Henry Harris Bible 

Bible was owned by Lillie McLawhorn. Transcribed by Tim Nichols from the original. 
Deaths 

David B. Harris died November 24, 1895 

Edward B. Harris died September 15, 1897 

Charles Harris was born February 28, 1811 

Elizabeth Nichols born July 5, 1814 died July 15, 1865 

Susan B. Harris died August 20, 1901 

Charley H. Harris died December 9, 1922 

J. H. Harris died June 19, 1928 

Nora Forbes Harris died March 5, 1943 

Joseph Allen Harris died June 11, 1942 

Benjamine F. Harris died February 15, 1930 

Letha Harris Cherry died October 1976 

Susan B. Smith dead for 83 years died at 40 

Births 

J. H. Harris born May 12, 1855 
Susan E. Harris born August 7, 1857 

David B. Harris born February 29, 1880 died Nov. 24, 1895 
Charles H. Harris born October 26, 1881 died Dec. 9, 1922 
James Lewis Harris born February 9, 1883 died July 26, 1955 
Joseph Ollen Harris born March 24, 1884 died Jan. 1941 
Emily Louise Harris born October 15, 1886 died Jan. 30, 1954 
Benjamine Franklin Harris born May 20, 1889 died Feb. 15, 1930 
Ellen O. Letha Harris born April 3, 1891 died October 1976 
Edward Cleveland Harris born Sept. 11, 1892 died Sept. 14, 1899 
Robert Spencer Harris born July 15, 1894 died Jan. 24, 1950 
Albert Whitney Harris born March 26, 1898 died Nov. 19, 1953 
Lillie Pearl Harris born Sept. 18, 1899 

Susan Brown Smith born May 9, 1861 
W. S. Harris died Nov. 1959 

James H. Harris married September 14, 1902 Susan E. Hardee 

Harmon Hancock Bible 

This bible was owned by G. D. Cox of Winterville, N. C. and was copied by Jeannette Cox St. Amand and 
printed in N. C. Bible Records of the Stamp Defiance Chapter, DAR, Wilmington, NC, 1958. Contributed 
by Roger Kammerer. 

Holy Bible, Translated out of the Original Tongues- and with the Former Translations Diligently Com- 
pared and Revised, by E. and J. White for The American Bible Society- New York, Published 1826. 

Births 

Harman Hancock was born May 25, 1771 
Sarah Hancock was born July 16th 1800 
Henry Hancock was born December 2nd 1801 



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Penny Hancock was born March 9th 1804 
George Washington Hancock was born Jan 13th 1806 
Mary Hines Hancock was born Feb. 4, 1811 
Elizabeth Hancock was born Aug. 31, 1832 
(No other records in this old Bible) 

Arthur Walton Ange Bible 

This bible was owned by Fannie Mae Ange of Winterville, N. C. and was copied by Jeannette Cox St. 
Amand and printed in N. C. Bible Records of the Stamp Defiance Chapter, DAR, Wilmington, N. C. 1958. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

The new Indexed Bible, Alphabetically Indexed and Combines the Studies of Biblical Biography, Geogra- 
phy, History, Theology. Revised and Enlarged from the Original Edition. Published by John A. Dickson 
Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, Copyright 1907, 1909. 

HOLY MATRIMONY 

Arthur Walton Ange and Mary Louise Haddock, married at Ayden Baptist Church on 22nd day of 
October 1902. 

FAMILY HISTORY 

Mary E. Haddock, born March 21, 1825 

GREAT GRAND PARENTS 
Malichi Ange, Grandfather's Father 
Fammie Ange, Grandfather's Mother 
Frank Ange, Grandmother's Father 
Christianna Ange, Grandmother's Mother 

MOTHER'S GRANDPARENTS 

Fred Haddock, born Oct. 19, 1796 and died 1891, Grandfather's Father 
Jemima Cox, born Nov. 26, 1802 and died March 14, 1876, Grandfather's Mother 
John H. Cox, born July 18, 1812 and died Jan. 14, 1887, Grandmother's Father 
Eliza Nobles, born Nov. 25, 1824 and died Sept. 17, 1852, Grandmother's Mother 

PARENT'S PARENTS 

Silas Fayette Ange, born Jan. 26, 1852, died May 19, 1931, Father's Father 
Sarah Frances Ange, born Jan. 22, 1843, died March 1932, Father's Mother 
Henry Clay Haddock, born Sept. 11, 1834, died May 2, 1882 (CSA) Mother's Father 
Mary Ann Cox, born Sept. 23, 1843, died May 26, 1905 

PARENTS 

Arthur W. Ange, born Dec. 2, 1876 in Martin County, married Oct. 22, 1902 
Mary L. Haddock, born July 14, 1876 in Pitt County, died Oct. 6, 1946 

CHILDREN 

Sarah Louise, born Aug. 21, 1903 and died Aug. 20, 1904 
Hugh Lafayette, born Oct. 23, 1904 and died Jan. 10, 1919 
Fannie May, born Sept. 29, 1906 

Louise A., born April 25, 1909, married Aug. 22, 1931 V. E. White 
Myrtle, born April 12, 1912, married Feb. 10, 19_ James H. Black 
Gladys, born Sept. 3, 1915 and died Dec. 26, 1917 



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OTHER ITEMS ON SAME PAGE 
Myrtle Ange, born Sept. 10, 1882 

Andrew Waters, born Feb. 14, and died Nov. 1907 

CHILDREN OF MYRTLE ANGE AND JAMES H. BLACK 

James Walton Black, born Feb. 5, 19 

Arthur Lamont Black, born Jan. 23, 

James Marcus Black 

Louise Ange (Ludie) Black, born Sept. 30, 1951 

Alfred Worthington Bible 

From photo copies of the record pages located in the NC Archives Bible collection. Contributed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments, with Concordance, published by John C. Winston and Co. (no 
date). The pages are torn and appear to be pages from an older bible stuck in a newer one. 

Alefar Magounds His wife was — (torn) in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and (torn) 

Guilford Magounds was bornd the 3 of June — (torn) — our Lord Eighteen Hundred and fifteen 
Birten Magounds was bornd the 19 of May — (torn) — yar of our lord Eighteen and seventeen 
Edy the daughtor of Rachel Born the 20 day of April in the year of our — (torn) — one thousand Eight 
hundred twenty 

Gim the Sun of Diner was Born the 24 of Septem — (torn) — in year of our Lord one thousan Eiaght hun- 
dred and thirteen 

Eisum the Sun of Diner was Born the 13 Junary in the year of our lord one thousand Eight hundred and 
Sixteen 

Ary the dughter of Rachul was Born the 12 of Junary in the year of our lord one thousand Eight hundrid 
and fifteen 

Gwin the dughtor of harrit was Born the 10 of febuary in the year of our lord one thousand Eight hun- 
dred and Eight teen 
(torn writing) 

(torn) — and Lydia Moye his wife was — (torn) — July the 28 day in the yer of — (torn) — one thousand 

eight and eleven 

— (torn) — h B Moye the daughter of Franklin Moye and Lyday Moye His Wife was born January the 19th 

— (torn) — the yare of our lord Eighteen Hundred and fourteen 
Nancey Wallace the Daughter of Gedion Moye She died May the 11th 1875 
Spire Weathington the son of Speir Weathington and rebeca His wife He Died April 22th 1875 
Loty Moye wa_ the daughter of Gideon Moy — (torn) — Nancy Moye His wife was Bornd the 16th of 

September in the year of our lord one thousand Eight Hundred and ten 
Moses of Rachel and Aron was Bornd the 2(4)? — (torn) — October in the yar of our lord one thousand 

Eig — (torn) — Hundred and thirteen 
Perlina Moye the daughter of Gideon Moye and Nancey Moye His Wifle was born the 18th of Marc — 

(torn) — in the year of our lord Eighteen Hundred and sixteen 
Arnea Moye the daughter of Gideon Moye and — (torn) — Moye His wife was Bornd the 15 of January in 

the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and twen — (torn) 
Gideon Moye Departed this life — (torn) 

— (torn) — t the daughter of Sparkman — (torn) — ratha his wife was Born the — (torn) — of August in the 

year of our Lord 18 — (blurred) 
Gideon Moye was supposed to be born — (torn) — year 1768 June the — (torn) 
Lyday Moye departed this life 1st day of November in the year of our lord 1821 

— (faint) — the daughter of Rachel was Born the 12 of April in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight 
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— (faint) — lan the daughter of Diner was Born the 4 of July in the yar of our lord one thousand Eight 
hundrid and nineteen 

— (faint) — rning the daughter of diner was Born the 7 of August — (faint) — year of our Lord one thousand 
and Eight hundrid and twenty 



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March 26 1921 

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Dpr 98 1896 


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Oct-15-1932 


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November 23 1900 

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Robert L. Worthington 


Dec. 5, 1878 


Mar. 22, 1905 


Dec. 17-1965 


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Febrv9 1881 


Feb 28 1906 


Oct 26 1942 


Heber F. Worthington 


Oct. 5, 1882 


Jan. 26, 1908 


Oct. 9, 1965 


Daisy H. Worthington 


July 5, 1884 


not married 


July 16, 1884 


G. C. H. Worthington 


June 11, 1885 


Jan. 12, 1908 


Feb. 3, 1951 


James B. Worthington 


Aug. 3, 1887 


April 2, 1913 


Dec. 13, 1958 


Lula H. Worthington 


Nov. 4, 1889 


Dec. 21, 1904 


Feb. 24, 1943 


Alfred Worthington, son of 








Jeremiah W. was born 


January 10, 1845 


Nov. 17, 1867 


July 18, 1906 


Sarah F. Worthington 








was born 


Oct. 9, 1849 




Nov. 12, 1917 



John Stocks Bible 

Bible owned by Horace R. Philpot, Cedar Town, Ga. A typewritten copy contributed in 1993 by Tressie 
Stocks Bostick to Texas DAR, GRC, series 2, Vol. 177. 

Births 

John Stocks was born August 5th 1789 

Caroline M. Stocks, his wife was born Nov. 14, 1800 

Thomas Franklin Stocks was born April the 3rd 1820 

Martha Ann Stocks was born June (?) 7th (?) 1822 

Charity Hunter Stocks was born the twenty sixth day of June 1824. 

Elizabeth Jane Stocks was born June 22-1826 

William Abraham Stocks was born April 13th 1828 

Sarah Antoinette Stocks was born 26th Dec. 1832 

Caroline Matilta Stocks was born Dec. 1834 

Julia Catherine Stocks was bornd 4th day of April 1837 

(Grandchildren of John and Caroline M. Stocks) 

John Thomas Stocks was born the 23rd day of Aug, A. D. 1842. 

Caroline I. (or J.) Stocks, dtr of T. F. and M. E. Stocks was born 2nd May 1844. 

Cynthia Ann Hulsey was born June 25, 1851. 

Manerva Tellurah Philpot was born 11 May 1857. 

Sarah Elizabeth Philpot was born Aug. 11, 1858 

Delia Hulsey was born 23rd of March 1860. 

Sarah Antoinette Hulsey was born Jan. the 27th, 1863. 

Sarah Elizabeth Ledbetter was born the 13th day of Oct. 1840. 

Samuel Montgomery Ledbetter was born on the 16th day of Nov. 1842. 



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Sue Ledbetter was born 17th Feb. 1855. 
Elizabeth Jane Ledbetter was born the 1 Feb. 1857. 

(Deaths written on Births page) 

Elizabeth Ledbetter Dide the 2 July 1857 

John Ledbetter Dide 5 Aug. 1856. 

Sarah A Hulsey Departed this life March the 4th 1863 

Marriages 

John Stocks and Caroline Matilda Hunter was married the 3rd of July 1817. 
John W. Barton and Martha A. Stocks was married 11 April 1837 (38?) 
Thomas F. Stocks and Mary E. Casey was married 7 Jan. 1841. 

Deaths 

William Abraham Stocks d. 17 August 1829 
Caroline I. (or J.) d. 12 June 1844; dtr. of T. F. and M. E. Stocks. 
William S. Dunnahoo born 15 Dec(?) 1871 (?) 
John Henry Dunnahoo b. 6 July 1855 
Franklin Barton Dunnahoo b. 11 Sep 1861 
John Stocks departed this life Jan. 22, 1870. 
Sarah E. Ledbetter died 8 Dec. 1841. (?) 

Charity H. Ledbetter departed this life on the 10 day of Dec. 1842. Aged 17 yrs, 5 mo, 14 days. 

Samuel M. Ledbetter d. 15 Feb. 1843 

Oh death thy sting Oh grave thy victory 

John Ledbetter d. 5 Aug. 1856 



Miscellaneous Death Notices 

Died Wed. night March 20, Mrs. P. A. WAYNE, daughter of the late Sylvester COX. She was the second 
wife of Mr. WAYNE. (Daily Reflector, March 22, 1912) 

Died March 8, Mrs. L. D. McLAWHORN, youngest daughter of Skilton DENNIS. She leaves a husband 
and five children. (Daily Reflector, March 9, 1912) 

Died at the home of her nephew J. Mc NELSON; Miss Harriet NELSON, sister of the late Jesse NELSON. 
She was old and never married. (Daily Reflector, Feb. 21, 1912) 

Died Nov. 3, near Greenville; Elmer, wife of C. D. HARRINGTON and daughter of Ashley WHICHARD 
of Greenville. (Daily Reflector, Nov. 4, 1911) 

Died Oct. 15, of paralysis, Benjamin STOX of Ayden. He made shingles and well hollows. He was 
married to Martha, daughter of Fred WHITE. (Daily Reflector, Oct. 17, 1911) 

Died in Hamilton, NC a few days ago; Mrs. Sarah E. DAVENPORT, age 70, sister of D. C. MOORE of 
Greenville, NC. (Daily Reflector, Sept. 21, 1911) 

Died Aug. 18, near Oakley; Malinda, wife of J. T. JENKINS, daughter of the late James WHICHARD. 
(Daily Reflector, Aug. 19, 1911) 

Died Feb. 6, near Reedy Branch Church, Mrs. Benjamin SMITH, aged about 50 years. She leaves a 
husband and several children. (Daily Reflector, Feb. 8, 1908) 



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General Musters, Pitt Co. Militia 

From originals in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC. Contributed by 
Roger Kammerer. The first list was not so neat as the second, with many strike-throughs and blobs. 



NCDAH, Series: Mil. TR. 2, folder 46: 

Field Return of the Regiment of Militia for Pitt County at A 
General Muster the 18th Day of November 1773 



Commissioned Officers 



Non-Commissioned Officers 
Private Men 



Officers Recommend'd 
To Vacancies 



John Tison 
John Simpson 
Amos Atkinson 
Rob t . Sal t er 
John Tison 
Aoran Tison 

1 Amos Atkinson 
Capt. Robt. Grimmer 

Simon Pope 

Charles Forbes 

2 James Lanier 
Allen Sugg 

James Armstrong 

3 Simon Jones 
Roland Dixon 

John Hardee 

4 Dennis Cannon 
William Burney 

Benjn. Brown 

5 Robt. Daniel 
Willm. Robinson 

Benjamin May 

6 Jacob Tison 
James May 

7 John Noble 
Capt. George Porter 

Jesse Jolley 



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NCDAH, Series: Mil. TR. 3, folder 14: 



Fze/d Return of the Regiment of Militia for Pitt County 
at A General Muster the 12th day of October 1775 



Commissioned Officers 


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Officers Recommend'd 
To Vacancies 


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Robert Salter Lieut Coll: 

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10 Henry Hodges 

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Hosea Knox Family of Prrr County 



The following is a letter that appeared in the Eastern Reflector, Feb. 14, 1913, written by the Rev. Robert 
William Stancill, noted minister of the Diciples of Christ. Abstracted by Roger Kammerer. 

Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 31, 1913. 
Editor Reflector, Greenville, NC 

Dear Friend: I am now holding a revival meeting at Spartanburg, Randolph county, Ind., 75 miles 
from Indianapolis. There is a family here by the name of KNOX, whose parents moved from near Reedy 
Branch, a Free Will Baptist church, about five miles southwest of Greenville, Pitt county, in 1836, 77 years 
ago, 18 years before I was born. Mr. Hosea KNOX of Pitt county, N. C. , married a widow ANDERSON, 
whose maiden name was EVANS. They left Pitt county in 1836 in a one-horse cart and a one-horse 
spring wagon, and settled in Randolph county, near the town of Spartanburg. Mr. John KNOX, one of 
the sons of Hosea KNOX, who is now in his 83rd year, was seven years of age when his father left North 
Carolina. He can remember hearing a Mr. HEARNE, a Free Will Baptist minister, preach at Reedy Branch 
church. He even remembered the text: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, 
and the Word as God." — John 11. 

He also remembers his teacher's name, a Mr. DICKERSON who boarded in the Knox family. Mr. John 
KNOX has a wonderful memory for one his age. He remembers the pacoson, and says the run-a-way 
slaves often hid in the same. He climbed the small pines with other boys while at school at CHERRY'S 
schoolhouse near Reedy Branch church. He visited Hookerton, Greene county, N. C. , and remembers 
crossing a big creek between his father's home and Hookerton. Mr. John KNOX has a sister now in her 
85th year. She married a Mr. Jerry HORN, who also came from Pitt county about the same time Mr. 
Hosea KNOX and family did. James C. KNOX, a younger brother of John, was a federal soldier and is 
now drawing a pension. One of the sisters of John KNOX married a Mr. James BOWEN, who lost a leg at 
the battle of Gettysburg. His widow is drawing a pension. 

Mr. John KNOX, his brother Hosea and four sisters are members of the Christian church, (Disciples). 
Mr. J. C. KNOX is not a member of any church, but is a staunch member of the Odd Fellows. 

It has been about fourteen years since I visited my native state and meeting people from the southern 
clime revives old memories and takes me back to the long ago when, in my boyhood glee, I roamed 
fields and forests, fished froliced, hunted and labored under a southern sky. How swift the years roll by, 
how fleeting the days! The long ago seems so short, when in comparison to eternity. Life here is short, 
uncertain, one can live it but once, it is irretraceable, continuous and rapid. "So teach us to number our 
days that we may get us a heart of wisdom." Psalms 90:12 R. W. STANCILL 



John H. Mills Letter 

The following is an undated letter found in AUD 6.99, NC State Auditors Pension Bureau correspon- 
dence, NC State Archives. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

To the Auditor of North Carolina 
Dear sir 

I was born in Pitt County North Carolina and Volunteered in Co E 55th N. C. Reg in Cooks Brigade 
Heaths Division Hill Corps and was wounded at Spotsilvia and lost my Right Arm at shoulder (.) I hear 
that my old state has made an appropiation for her criples of the war pleas give me some infermation 
about the matter as soon as you get my letter(.) I mooved to sc in 1867 any other infermation wanted let 
me Know & I will fernish it cheerfully & c 

Your Respectfully John H MILLS Honey HILL SC 



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Murders in Pitt County 



From old newspapers, contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Haddock Family Murder 

On Tuesday morning, May 2nd, as a friend informs us, a most revolting murder took place in Pitt 
county eight miles below Greenville. The particulars of the murder are in brief that there was a fued of 
long standing between two brothers, William and Henry HADDOCK, the cause of which we are not 
informed. On Monday Henry HADDOCK was in Greenville and was seen after eleven o'clock at night 
on the streets in an intoxicated condition, and on Tuesday morning about sunrise he went to his brothers 
house. He was met at the door by his brother's wife (Mr. Wm. HADDOCK being absent attending to his 
duties on the farm) and immediately knocked her down and began beating her. The children, attracted 
by her cries, ran to her rescue, when he hurled them violently against the wall. At this juncture of affairs 
Mr. William HADDOCK came in and attempted to stop his brother in a hand to hand conflict without 
effect, and seeing that his uncle was beating both his father and mother, the little son. aged twelve years, 
raised his shotgun, took deliberate aim, fired and killed his uncle. One of the shot took effect in his right 
temple and two in his neck. He only lived about an hour after being shot. A coroner's inquest was held 
and a verdict of justifiable homicide was rendered. Both the brothers are in good circumstances, and of 
respectable families, and the sad event has cast a gloom over both families and their friends 

[Wilson Advance, May 12, 1882] 

Murder of William Norris 

We learn from a friend in Pitt the following particulars of a homicide committed in Pitt county near 
Farmville on the night of the 7th inst. Mr. Henry ELKS having had his house broken open a short time 
ago and robbed of sundry articles suspicioned a man by the name of Wm. NORRIS as being the perpe- 
trator. A search warrant was obtained and the stolen goods found upon the premises of NORRIS. He 
was arrested and carried before James W. MOY, Justice of the Peace, and the evidence of his guilt was so 
clearly established that he was required to give bond for his appearance at the next term of Superior 
Court. Failing in this , a guard was ordered to take him to jail. As he passed his house he asked to be 
allowed to step in and get some bed clothing to take with him. Upon his entrance into the house, he 
seized a double barrel gun, cocked both barrels and presented it at the officer of the guard, threatening 
to kill him if he did not leave his yard. The officer seized the gun, which fortunately was not loaded, and 
took it from him. NORRIS then attempted to make his escape and refusing to halt after having been 
ordered three times to do so, by the officer, orders were given to the guard to fire upon him. The order 
was promptly obeyed and NORRIS was almost instantly killed. NORRIS is said to have been a man of 
notoriously bad character and but little regret is expressed at his death. 

[Tarboro Southerner, Jan. 12, 1871] 

Murder of John Cox 

A man named John VINCENT, having an affray with a John COX, near Greenville, on the 13th inst. the 
former inflicted several mortal stabs on the later, of which wounds COX died in a few minutes. 
VINCENT was immediately arrested and confined in the Greenville jail to await his trial. 

[N. C. Free Press (Tarboro), Aug. 29, 1835] 

Wiley Smith Killed Thomas Smith 

Shocking murder, we learn from the Kinston ADVOCATE, occurred in Pitt county on the 9th ult.. 
Wiley SMITH assaulted Thomas SMITH, without any provocation and finally gave him a blow with a 
spade which caused his death about 2 weeks thereafter. Wiley SMITH attempted to escape, but was 
apprehended at the depot at Kinston week before last and lodged in the Lenoir county jail to await the 
action of authorities of Pitt county. 

[American Eagle (Louisburg, NC), Nov. 6, 1858] 



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Silas Everitt Killed 

A private letter to the Wilson PLAINDEALER from Pitt county says; "Sunday night last Ed. WILL- 
IAMS shot and killed Mr. Silas EVERITT, in Contentnea Township, WILLIAMS has been arrested." The 
same letter says: "Owing to the scarcity of labor, I do not think that this county will be able to plant 
much more than half as much cotton as last year. It is thought that from 500 to 700 negroes have left the 
county — gone South to work in turpentine." 

[Tarboro Southerner, Feb. 8, 1872] 

J. H. Smith and Abner Slaughter Fight to the Death 

Two Men Fight to Death — Quarrel Over A Bit of Land and Die Within 5 Feet of Each Other 

Tragedies are not unknown to Pitt county, but perhaps the most terrible ever occurring within her 
borders was that which took place out in Swift Creek township early last Wednesday morning. The 
startling intelligence reached Greenville between 10 and 11 o'clock that J. H. SMITH and Abner 
SLAUGHTER, living about eleven miles from town — neighbors, well-to-do farmers, men of families 
and both much esteemed citizens — had engaged in a personal difficulty and both lay dead upon the 
scene of altercation. Coroner W. E. WARREN was notified, summoned a jury and repaired to the scene, 
and began an inquest about 1 o'clock. The cause of this bloody combat that cost two good men their 
lives and held another in prison for trial, made two widows and five orphans, and carried great sorrow 
and trouble into oh so many homes of their large family connection, was the disputed ownership of a 
little piece of woods land — about 10 acres, or possibly a little over — that lay near SLAUGHTER'S house. 
Both men claimed it and had on different occasions had some words about it. They lived about a third of 
a mile apart on opposite sides of the road. SLAUGHTER went upon the disputed land on Tuesday, with 
two young men working for him, and cut some rails to make a hog pen. Wednesday morning they went 
back to finish the work and to cut up into wood the tops and portions of the felled trees not split into 
rails. It was at this time the difficulty occurred. 

How the encounter took place , which ended in the death of both men, was told by the three wit- 
nesses examined before the Coroner. They were G. F. SMITH, J. A. HARDY and G. F. SUTTON— the first 
named being a brother of J. H. SMITH, the last two being the young men at work with SLAUGHTER. G. 
F. SMITH said in substance that he was passing the road with his brother J. H. SMITH, and his brother 
remarked that SLAUGHTER was at work on his land and asked him to walk over there with him . He 
advised his brother not to go as it might occasion a difficulty. Arriving where SLAUGHTER was at work 
some words passed between J. H. SMITH and the latter about having forbidden each other to work or 
enter upon the land. SMITH ordered the work stopped at once, but SLAUGHTER ordered his hands to 
go on with their work and raised his own axe to continue cutting on the tree. SMITH shot SLAUGHTER 
immediately with a pistol, SLAUGHTER drew a pistol and returned the fire, and the two men clinched , 
discharging their pistols into each other as fast as they could shoot. Witness [SMITH] said he went up to 
separate them, when SLAUGHTER snapped his pistol at him and he struck SLAUGHTER on the head 
with a rod of iron he was taking home to mend from his mill. Seeing his brother fall he left SLAUGHTER 
and went to his side. 

The testimony of the other two witnesses was substantially the same as SMITH'S as to the words 
about forbidding each other entering upon the land and as to the shooting, but both said they did not 
see SLAUGHTER snap his pistol at G. F. SMITH, and that the latter went up to the combatants striking 
SLAUGHTER several blows with the iron , and showing no disposition to separate them. Witness 
HARDY said that after J. H. SMITH fell, G. F. SMITH and SLAUGHTER tusselled over the piece of iron 
until SLAUGHTER also fell. Neither lived but a short while. What a heart-rendering spectacle that was, 
two men lying dead within 5 feet of each other, their lives sacrificed over so small a matter. 

Dr. F. W. BROWN made a post mortem examination of the bodies. SMITH was struck with three 
bullets and grazed with a fourth., while SLAUGHTER was struck with three bullets and had two cuts on 
the head from blows. The bullets in both men struck vital parts and were the cause of death. The Coro- 
ners Jury was composed of W. L. COBB, B. F. SUGG, G. E. HARRIS, W L. BROWN, S. T. HOOKER and 
W. B. JAMES. They rendered a verdict as to each body; in one case that " J. H. SMITH came to his death 
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came to his death from pistol shots at the hand of J. H. SMITH, and that G. F. SMITH be held as an 
accomplice" G. F. SMITH was brought by the Constable of the township to Greenville and placed in jail. 

The body of Mr. SLAUGHTER was buried on Thursday afternoon, and that of Mr. SMITH on Friday. 
The former leaves a wife and four children, three of them quite small; and the later leaves a wife and 
infant. The REFLECTOR is truly sorry for and deeply sympathizes with all affected by this sad tragedy. 
Oh, that men would take warning from such deeds and settle their differences amicably, without resort- 
ing to such violence as to hurl their own lives to destruction and engulf in grief and trouble all who are 
near and dear to them. No occurrence in the county has caused more excitement than this. May the like 
never happen again. 

[Eastern Reflector (Greenville) Wed., Nov. 22, 1893] 



Petition To Annex, Dobbs to Pitt, 1790 

The following is found in the NC General Assembly papers, under Laws of N. C. 1790, Petitions. It is 
mistitled "Petition to Ennex part of the County of Pitt. In Senate 4 Deer 1790 read and referred to the 
Committee for dividing the County of Caswell. Haywood." This petition concerns Dobbs and Pitt 
Counties, not Caswell County. This is from a typed transcription contributed by Grace Turner. 

We your petitioners Humbley Sheweth, that Enaxing apart of the County of Dobbs, to the County of Pitt 
would lend gratley to the ease and Conveniency of your petitioners and Settle a number of Disputes 
Consenting that part of the Boundery line of aforesaid Counties, as there is at present, part of a publick 
Road in Dispute and not in passable order, as neither of the County works thereon and we Beleive that 
no person living Knows the line we Further beg leave to Inform your Honerable body that the line was 
never laid and agreable to the Intent and meaning of the act of assembley as it was laid out at Randon, 
the line is Very Crooked and Runs no natural Boundery The Distance to the Differient publick Buildings 
will Represented oppositt Each Subscribers name 

We therefore pray your Honerable Body would Take the matter in Consideration and Ennix that part of 
Dobbs County within the Following Boundery to the County of Pitt that is to Say Begining at William 
ROUNTREEs old mill and Run a Dorect line to Poll Catt Swamp Including Benjamin PARIMOORs 
plantation on Said Swamp then a Direct line to Sandy Run Swamp Including Titus CARRs plantation 
and then with Said Swamp to the line of aforesaid Counties then with the line to the Begining and we 
your petitioners as in Duty Bound will Ever pray 





to Dobbs 


to Pitt 




Court house 


Court house 


William Darden 


22 Miles 


12 Miles 


Henry Taylor 


20 Miles 


12 Miles 


William Forrest 


20 Miles 


12 Mils 


John Taylor 


18 Miles 


13 Miles 


Benjamin (his mark) Parimore 


18 Miles 


13 Miles 


Cornealius Rawls 


20 Miles 


12 Miles 


Lucrefey (his (?) mark) hart 


20 Miles 


12 Miles 


Nathan Hart 


21 Miles 


11 Miles 


Titus Carr 


22 Miles 


12 Miles 


Wm Smith 


20 Miles 


13 Miles 


Caleb Spivey 


21 Miles 


11 Miles 


Ephriam Spivey 


21 Do 


11 Do 


William (his mark) Turnage 


22 Do 


11 Do 



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Pitt County Wills 



Will of David Adams, 1846 

From Pitt County Wills, NC Archives, CR.079, 801.1 . Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

in the name of god amen I David ADAMS of the county of pitt and state of North Carolina being of sound 
and perfect mind and memory blesed be god do this the 29th day of luly in the year of our lord one 
thousand Eight hunded and forty six make and publish this my last will and testament in maner and form 
as follows that is to say 

first I lend unto my beloved wife Argent ADAMS her lifetime or widow hood all my home sted land and 
plantation one negro man name big loe also one name Shade and little loe and amy and Lewey and her 
child rose also one black mare and all my stock of all description after my three yongest daughters getes 
ther part also all my plantation tools of Every kind two carts and wagon blacksmith tools house hold and 
kitchen fir natur of Evry kind also all my provisions Either in the house or in the field at my death also all 
my money and notes at my death 

Secondly I give and bequeath un to my daughter polly ADAMS one negroe boy cald big Simon two cows 
and calves bed bed stid and firnature 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter argent ADAMS one negro boy cald litle Simon also two cows 
and calves one bed and bedstid and firnatur 

Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Esther ADAMS one negro boy cald charles als two cows and 
calves one bed bedstid and firnature I tim I have given my son Bryant ADAMS one peace of land all 
reddy and I Shant give him no more 

Also I lend unto my son Jesse ADAMS all my seeder swamp land as long as he sees fit to live on the Said 
land then I give the Said to the hears of his boddy to be equally devided between them also I give and 
bequeath unto my son David ADAMS my homested land and plantation after the death or widowhood of 
his mother also I giv him my horse henry and my new cart wheels and Iron and boxes also my blacksmith 
tools and the remnent of all my tools and stock of every decription after the death or widowhood of his 
mother Item I gave him one bed bedstid and firnature Item I gave unto Son Churchel ADAMS all my 
contentney creek land One bed and firnature and I leave the rest of my property not named in My will to 
be Equally devided betwen my nine Children Lovey CHAPMAN Sally ROACH Clarricy SMITH Lydia 
GASKINS David ADAMS Churchel ADAMS polly ADAMS Argent ADAMS Esther ADAMS and I 
herebey make and ordane my son in law Lewis SMITH and my son Churchel ADAMS Executor of this my 
last will and testament in witness where I the Said David ADAMS have to this my last will and testamen 
set my hand and seal the day and date first above rittin Signed Sealed published and declared by the said 
David ADAMS the testator as his last will and testament in the presance of us ho was presant at the time of 
Signing and Sealing ther of 
Attes 

Firnaford CHAPMAN David ADAMS (Seal) 

Washington VENTERS 

Will of James Braddy, 1845 

From photocopy of the original "True Copy" at North Carolina Archives, CR.099, Box 801.2. Contributed 
by Don Cooper of Nashville, NC. Transcribed by Elizabeth Ross. [Editor's note: The will mentions six 
children, but the text of the will names only five.] 

The last Will & Testament of James BRADDY Deced 

In the name of God Amen, I James BRADDY of the County of Pitt & State of North Carolina being of 
Sound mind and memory but Considering the uncertainty of my earthly existance do make & declare 
this my last will & Testatment in manner and form following that is to Say First I leave to my beloved 
wife Lowey BRADDY all of my land which I now hold. Also three negroes, one by the name of Ben one 



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by the name of Starling & the other by the name of Tincy Two Choice horses one Cart & Gear four 
Ploughs two daggons [?} & two flutes & two Sets of plough gear & Carryall & Harness & a full years 
allowance for herself & family one Cow & Calf her Choice four Sows & pigs & Twelve Shoats & one 
dutchfan & Sythe all of my Sheep all of the poultry & all of the household & Kitchen furniture & one 
Spade & Shovel excepting five feather beds which I Shall give to my Children 

Secondly, I give to my beloved Son Robert H W BRADDY one feather bed & furniture also one trunk 
price three Dollars & fifth-cents 

I give unto my Son Josephus BRADDY one feather Bed & furniture & one trunk price three dollars & 
fifty-cents 

I give to my beloved duahgter Christchany E BRADDY one feather bed & furniture & one trunk price 
three Dollars & fifty-cents 

I give to my daughter Clemmy A BRADDY one bed & furniture & one trunk price three dollars & fifty- 
cents 

I give to my Son Edmond R BRADDY one feather Bed & furniture & one trunk price three Dollars & 
fifty-cents 

Item. My Will & desire that all the residue of my estate if any after takeing out the devises & bequeaths 
above mentioned Shall be Sold and the debts owing to me Collected & if there Should be any Surplus 
over and above the payment of debts expences and legacies, that Such Surplus Shall be equally divided 
amony my Six children in equal proportions Share & Share alike to them & each & every of them execu- 
tors administrators & assigns absolutely forever 

Item. My will & desire is that all the property which I have loaned to my beloved wife at her death Shall 
be Sold & the money to be divided equally among my Six Children, to them & their heirs forever, And I 
do hereby Contirute & appoint my two Sons Robert H W BRADDY & Josephus BRADDY my lawful 
executors to all intents & purposes to execute this my last will & Testament according to the true intent 
& meaning of the Same & every part & every Clause thereof hereby revokeing & declaring utterly void 
all other wills & Testaments by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I the Said James BRADDY do 
hereunto Set my hand & Seal This July 28the day A.D. 1845 

James BRADDY {Seal} 

[No witnesses shown] 

State of North Carolina 
Pitt County 

I Henry SHEPPARD Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Session of the 
County aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing is a full true and perfect copy of the last will & 
Testament of James BRADDY Deced as taken from the record of our Said Court & which Said record has 
been burnt by the burning of the Court House 

H SHEPPARD Clerk 
By M G CHERRY, DC 



Distressing Casualty 

As the wife of Mr. David LANGLEY, who resides in Pitt County, in the vicinity of Pactolus, was 
walking in her garden, on the evening of the 20th inst. she was struck by lightning and instantly killed. 
The electric fluid seems to have divided as it approached the earth, striking the limb of a small tree 
directly above Mrs. LANGLEY, killing her and two hogs that were confined in a pen nearby, passing on 
and striking a tree forty yards distant, stunning several negroes that were contiguous. The deceased was 
an amiable woman in all the relations of life, a kind neighbor, a fond mother and an affectionate com- 
panion. She has left a husband and two children. 

(North State Whig, Washington, NC, July 4, 1844) 



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Miscellany From Ed Harrington's 

Old Notebook 

The following is from a typewritten page found in the J. L. Jackson Papers, Sheppard Memorial Library, 
Greenville, NC. Jackson noted that there were some inaccuracies in the dates and it appears that dates 
from an old Harrington Bible were copied. Brackets are by Roger Kammerer. 

Jesse M. Harrington born Mar. 20, 1903, died May 26, 1905 

Walter G. Harrington b. May 10, 1905 

T. N. Manning d. Mar. 23, 1911 (He was born Feb. 16, 1835) 

Trissie Manning died April 11, 1913 

Moses Harrington died Aug. 1, 1844 

James L. Harrington died May 3, 1863 

Sarah Ann Harrington born Aug. 23, 1838 

Moses V. Harrington and Becky Page married Sept. 5, 1833 

Mary A. Harrington born 19, 1836 

Lewis Harrington born April 29, 1841 

James L. Harrington, son of Moses and Rhoda born Feb. 25, 1817 [37?] 
Moses Harrington born Feb. 6, 1789, died Aug. 1, 1844 
Charles Turnage born Jan. 1, 1836 

James L. Harrington killed at Battle of Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 
Lewis W. Harrington Killed at Bristol Station Oct. 14, 1863 
Moses and Rhoda Harrington married Sept. 5, 1833 
Paul Harrington born Aug. 26, 1753 
Luke McLawhon died Aug. 9, 1911 

Mary A. Turnage died Nov. 17, 1906 (The wife of Charles Turnage) 



John J. Smith died April 6, 1911 

J. R. McLawhon died Jan. 12, 1911 

E. B. McLawhon died Feb. 18, 1908 (Elias) 

Walter Harrington, Jr. born May 16, 1905 

Charles Turnage died April 30, 1902 

Mary McLawhon Aug. 7, 1844 (or 1944) 

Rev. T. E. Peters died Feb. 13, 1911 

J. J. Harris died Jan. 25, 1913 

S. S. Jackson died Dec. 2, 1912 

Jackson Jones Sept. 15, 1912 

Alvaney Harrington Sept. 27, 1912 

Trish Manning died May 13, 1913 

James L. Buck died July 14, 1913 

Susan Heath died July 22, 1913 

Mary Harrington Aug. 14, 1913 

Louis Johnson died Oct. 25, 1914 

Joab Harrington died Mar. 13, 1915 



Elisnus (?) Turnage died Mar. 18, 1915 

James Hines died Dec. 24, 1916 

Richard Jackson died Jan. 16, 1917 

Craven Sumrell died Mar. 27, 1920 

Nancy Braxton died Dec. 18, 1921 

J. A. Harrington died Nov. 22, 1921 

Polly Harrington died May 25, 1916 

Penny Harrington died April 25, 1916 

Anny (Amy?) Rogers died Mar. 21, 1916 

Martha McLawhon died April 2, 1918 

John McLawhon died April 14, 1916 

Nancy Harrington, wife of Henry, died July 26, 1915 

R. B. Sumrell died Jan. 4, 1916 

Jerry McLawhon died Jan. 15, 1915 

John Garris died Aug. 18, 1916 

Susan Jackson died Aug. 26, 1909 

Tish Manning died Oct. 1, 1915 



Two Killed By Lightning 

Farmville, May 5. — K. W. WAPNRIGHT, 74, and Mrs. David BROCK, 42, were killed by a bolt of 
lightning which struck into a party near here yesterday afternoon. The others were stunned and injured, 
but will recover. (Kinston Daily Free Press, May 5, 1915) 



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NC Supreme Court 

Case #3155 Carroll vs. Hancock et al. 1856 



From the originals in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Supreme Court Case #3155. 
Feby. Term 1856. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Answer to the foregoing petition by Allen JACKSON, Amariah B. COX et als. 
State of North Carolina Court of Pleas and Quarter 

Pitt County sessions. Feby Term 1856 

The joint and separate answer of John HANCOCK Barnes J. SUMMERELL Amariah B. COX, Allen 
JACKSON and Nancy HARRINGTON defendants, to the petition of Rhoderick CARROLL plaintiff. 
These defendants reserving to themselves all right of exception to the said bill of complaint for answer 
thereto saith, That it is not true as alleged in said petition that the plaintiff is a tenant in common with 
them of the negroes mentioned in plaintiffs petition, but upon the contrary, the defendants deny that the 
plaintiff has any interest in said negroes whatever; Defendants answering saith that they are the only 
tenants in common of said slaves by virtue of certain deeds of conveyance or bills of sale to them ex- 
ecuted, by Joab HARRINGTON for a good and valuable consideration, in said deeds contained reference 
to which is hereby had and said defendants ask may be considered as part of this their answer when 
produced which they are ready to do when required by this worshipful county — The defendants 
further answering say that said Joab HARRINGTON at the time of the execution of said deeds had the 
complete and absolute title in said slaves by reason of his intermarrying with Zilpha HARRINGTON, a 
daughter of William HADDOCK, dec'd. who in & by his last will and testament which hath been duly 
admitted to probate in the County Court of Pitt, bequeathed to the said Zilpha HARRINGTON by the 
second item in said will a negro woman by the name of CHANCE in the words following "Item. I lend 
unto my beloved wife Martha HADDOCK my dwelling house and plantation whereon I now live and 
three feather beds and furniture also the rest of my household furniture, also one negro woman named 
CHANCE and one boy named MOSES and all my stock of cattle and hogs during her natural life and 
also my will and desire is that after the death of my wife for Zilpha HARRINGTON to have the negro 
woman Chance that I lent to my wife, to her and her heirs forever, also my desire is that CHANCEs 
increse if she has any to be given to Zilpha HARRINGTONS daughters after her decease", a copy of said 
will is filed as part of this answer. The Exr. apointed to the legacies in said will. The defendants further 
answering say that the negroes mentioned in the plaintiffs petition are the children of negro woman 

CHANCE and all of which were born after the death of the Testator. Two of them to wit. BEN [and?] 

JOE are believed to have been born before the death of Martha, the widow of the Testator, and the other 
after her death and as such the defendants answer that they are advised and believe that the said 
negroes were the absolute property of the said Joab HARRINGTON by reason of his said marriage with 
the said Zilpha. The defendants further answer that Martha HADDOCK departed this life in the year of 
our Lord 1830, long before the death of the said Zilpha Harrington. Defendants answering admit that 
the plaintiff intermarried with Elizabeth a daughter of the said Zilpha and that she is dead and the 
plaintiff is her administrator and that she died after the said Zilpha. The said Zilpha died in 18_5 [1835 
or 1855?]. The defendants denying the allegations of the Plaintiff petition &c prays to be hence dis- 
missed, with his reasonable costs and charges in this behalf most wrongfully sustained. 

W. B. Rodman & 

J. F. Wooten For Defts 

A copy of the will &c 

The last will and testament of William HADDOCK 
Nov. 1st 1821 

In the name of God Amen I William HADDOCK of the County of Pitt and State of North 
Carolina being weak in body but sound in mind and memory but calling to mind the mortality of 
mankind do make and ordain this my last will and testament in form and manner following; my will & 
desire is that all my lawful debts and funeral charges be paid. 



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Item. I lend unto my well beloved wife Martha HADDOCK my dwelling house and plantation 
whereon I now live and three feather beds and furniture, also the rest of my household furniture, also 
one negro woman named CHANCE and one negro boy named MOSES and all my Stock of cattle and 
hogs during her natural life and also my will and desire is that after the death of my Wife, for Zilpha 
HARRINGTON to have the negro woman CHANCE that I lent to my wife, to her and her heirs forever 
and also my desire is that CHANCEs increase, if she has any, to be given to Zilpha HARRINGTON'S 
daughters after her decease. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Hardee HADDOCK one feather bed and furniture to him and 
his heirs and assigns forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Nancy HADOCK one feather bed and furniture to her 
and her heirs and assigns forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto the heirs of John HADDOCK five dollars to them and their heirs & 
assigns forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Charles HADDOCK five dollars to him, his heirs and assigns 
forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath unto my son Wetherington HADDOCK five dollars to him his heirs and 
assigns forever. 

Item. I give and bequeath to my son Frederick HADDOCK five dollars to him his heirs and assign 
forever, and further my will and desire is that after all my debts is paid that the remaider parts to be 
equally divided among my six children not yet mentioned in the will to wit my son Luke HADDOCK, 
My son William HADDOCK, my son Zachariah HADDOCK, my son Hardee HADDOCK, my daughter 
Nancy HADDOCK and my daughter Desiah SUTTON, to them, their heirs and assigns forever, and I do 
hereby appoint, constitute make and ordain my son Frederick HADDOCK and Jacob HARRINGTON to 
be my whole and sole executors to this my last will and testament and I do hereby revoke and disannul 
every other will or wills by me in any wise made ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my 
last will & Testament; in witness hereof I hereunto have set my hand & affixed my seal — this 16th day 
of September 1821 

In presence of his 

Jas RINGGOLD William X HADDOCK {Seal} 

Jesse COX mark 

March 5th 1856, 1 certify the foregoing to be a true copy of the last will and testament of William HAD- 
DOCK as recorded in my office. H. SHEPPARD Clerk 

In this case upon the hearing of the petition and answer, it is adjudged by the Court that the prayer of 
the petitioner be granted from which order the defendants crave and appeal to the superior Court which 
is granted, bond waived 

State of North Carolina 
Pitt County 

I Henry SHEPPARD Clerk of the court of Pleas & Quarter 
sessions for the county aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the proceedings in 
suit, Rhoderick CARROLL administrator vs. John HANCOCK & others. 

Given under my hand and seal of office at Greenville this 14th day of February A.D. 1856 

H. SHEPPARD Clk 



Death of C. M. A. GRIFFIN of Grifton, N. C. 

A telegram was received here yesterday announcing the sudden death of Mr. C. M. A. GRIFFIN, the 
previous night. Mr. GRIFFIN was one of the best known citizens of Pitt county, and was the pioneer of 
local steam transportation for the upper part of Neuse River. He leaves a wife and several children. He 
was a relative of Mr. Moses GRIFFIN, the widely known founder of the GRIFFIN Free School. 

(New Bern Daily Journal, Friday, Aug. 26, 1892) 



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Soldiers' Petitions: Gen. Assembly, 1804 



From originals in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC, Series: Gen. Assem- 
bly, 1804 Petitions. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Christopher MORNING 

To the Honorable the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina. 

The petition of Christopher MORNING humbly sheweth: that your petitioner was a soldier in the Militia 
from Pitt County during the revolutionary War under Captn. Godfrey STANSIL and was ordered under 
Col'l. WADE: — your petitioner further shates that at a Battle fought at Cu whiffle [???] in the piney 
bottom, he received a wound, in his elbow, Occasioned by One bullet four Goose shot: and two wads: 
this circumstance happened in the year 1781. Since which time to the present day your petitioner have 
not been able to raise his arm to his face, being stiff and measurable perished away: 
Your petitioner further states that previous to this misfortune he was in good circumstances, was able to 
support his family sufficiently satisfactory: but now is reduced to indigence & Want, owing entirely to 
the wound which he received in his Country's cause — your petitioner therefore prays your honorable 
body to adopt a resolution directing your petitioner to be placed on the pension list of this state: and he 
is in duty bound will ever pray &c. 

Christopher MORNING 

Solomon CARR 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

Personally appeared before me Robert WILLIAMS one of the Justices for said County Solomon 
CARR & made Oath that he served as a Soldier in the Continental Line of this State in the Revolutionary 
war, that after being discharged from the Service he removed to the State of Virginia where most of his 
friends resided, that he knew nothing of his pay or how it was to be obtained, but his Capt. Viz. John 
MACON obtained for him a Certificate at Warrenton for Seventy three pounds two shillings & five pence 

That when the Board of Comissioners was again Established to reexamine the Warrenton 
Certificates he still resided in Virginia & knew nothing of it, that since, he applied to John MACON for 
his Certificate: & recieved from him a Warrenton Certificate which he has found to be of no value, & that 
he hath never known how or in what manner he could receive any reward for his services; his then 
living without the state, altho he now lives & hath for nine or ten years past in the State, & that he the 
said Solomon is informed that he stands fairly on the Muster Rool, & that he hath never sold or con- 
veyed to any person or Persons whatsoever the said Certificate or any right tile Claim or Interest that he 
hath against the State for Said Certificate neither hath he ever Received a Cent for his pay or any other 
compensation except a Land Warrant 

Sworn to & subscribed before me the 11th Novr 1804 
Robt. WILLIAMS, J.P his 

Solomon X CARR 
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Death of Uncle Nathan Sanders 

"Uncle Nathan" SANDERS, one of the oldest and most respected colored citizens in this section of the 
state died of old age at his home here Sunday after being unable to be up only a short time. His exact age 
is not known but he was thought to have been between 90 and 100 years old. He was a faithful old 
darkey and thought well of by everybody that knew him. He was buried Monday in the colored burial 
ground at Marlboro. 

(Farmville Enterprise, Friday, Aug. 6, 1920) 



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Land Dispute on Conetoe Creek, 1783 

Taken from Land Ejectments, New Bern District, DSCR, 206.403.1. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 




State of North Carolina 
Pitt County 

In obedience to your Dedimus to us Directed we have well and truly Examined and taken the true 
testimony on the holy Evangelist of Almighty god of the Said lames COBB as well on the Part of the 
Defendant as the Plantiff Viz: James COBB Deposeth and Sayeth that a certain William MAY Called on 
him to go with him to possession the lands within their orders they met at the house of John LITTLE the 
Son of Thomas LITTLE Deed, they called upon him to Shew his Line he went with them to a certain 
Redoak on Conetoe Creek a little above the bridge and Remarked a Line to the River a Small Distance 
below CELLARS old field Said Dipponent furthur Sayeth that he knows not of any authority he had to 
do so Likewise he dose not know that his Coleague had any authority to Call upon him for that purpose 
being both Illeterate men and further Sayeth Not. 

the 10th Day of October 1783 came the above Dipponant before us and on the holy Evangelist of al- 
mighty God Deposited the above 

Amos ATKINSON Robt GREMMER 

State of North Carolina 
Pitt County 

In obedience to your Dedimus to us Directed we have well and truly Examined and taken the true 
testimony on the holy Evangelist of Almighty god of the Said George WALSTON as well on the Part of 
the Defendant as the Plantif Viz: George WALSTON being Sworn Deposeth and Sayeth he Ses I Did not 
See the Surveying of the Land which the Plantif is Contending for but a certain John LEE Shewed him a 
corner tree on the River bank near or a Little below opposite the mouth of EVANSES Creek at the mouth 
of a gut making out of the North Side of Tar River being a white oak and he ses further that he Shewed 
him the Line extending from the beginning to Conetoe Creek to a hickery on Said Creek above the 
mouth of Said LEES Spring Branch the Said Depponent further Sayeth that in his knowing that- Said 
LEE agreed with one Thomas CELLARS for Said Land which the Defendant now Claims the Said 
CELLARS Desputing the Said LEES Right to Said Land applyed to a certain Mr. FORBES Surveyor of the 
Said County to run the Line from the beginning till he being Satisfied that he was Settled on John LEES 
Land and forbid the Surveyor of Running any further the Said CELLARS Declining his purchace Left it 
yet to the Said LEE Sold Part of the Survey to George SUGG Senr. Deed, the other Part Sold to a certain 
James EDWARDS of Beaufort County the Said Sugg resigned to a certain William BRANTLY the Said 
William BRANTLY obtaining a Deed for Said Premises of John LEE the Said BRANTLY Sold it to a 
certain William MOSELY the Said MOSELY Sold it to a certain Daniel LAMB Daniel LAMB Dying 
without Issue the Said Land falling to the heirs at Law a certain John LAMB and by him Conveyed to 
Absalom RODGERS the Present Defendant in Said Cause the Said Dipponant further Sayeth Not- 
the 16th Day of October 1783 Came the above Dipponent before us and on the holy Evangelist of al- 
mighty God Deposited the above 

Amos ATKINSON Robt GREMMER 



Death of Mrs. Ivey Smith 

Our community was greatly shocked and saddened Wednesday when the news was heralded that 
Mrs. Ivey SMITH, of Bellarthur, was no more. She was a woman of Christian virtues and noble attributes 
and made friends of all with whom she came in contact. The remains were laid to rest on Thanksgiving 
Day, a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends witnessing the obsequies. The Enterprise joins 
with many friends in extending sincerest sympathy to the bereaved and heartbroken ones in this their 
hour of sorrow. Truly a good woman has gone to her reward. 

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Alex Ogman, Former Slave Had Nineteen Wives 



The following is a feature article which appeared in the Greenville Daily Reflector, Sept. 21, 1940. 

"Not only does Alex OGMAN, Pitt county Negro, who gives his age as in his 90th year, appear to be 
hale and hearty, but he also expresses the wisdom of marriage, saying he is now living with his nine- 
teenth wife and that they have a child three years old. OGMAN, who lives on the George LEWIS farm 
near Pactolus, was in Greenville this morning for the purpose of meeting three of his sons, whom he 
said were on furlough from the army. During the World War he said, he had fourteen sons serving in the 
armed forces of the country. Said to have been born on Sept. 7, 1851, in Johnston county, OGMAN was 
the slave of Calvin OGMAN. He says that as a boy of 15 years he well remembers the end of the Civil 
war when his master advised the slaves that they were free and at liberty to go their way as they de- 
sired. OGMAN says he has spent most of his time during the past 60 years in Pitt Co., and that as a 
farmer he can now do as good a day's work as anyone. He says he now has 40 living children, the oldest 
67 years, and the youngest three years, the daughter of his present 18 year old wife. Constable Gus 
STOKES, who accompanied OGMAN to the newspaper office this morning, vouched for a part of 
OGMAN'S story, relating that nearly five years ago he was sent to arrest OGMAN for failure to send his 
13 year old bride, his present wife, to school as required by the state school laws. He said that OGMAN 
had been in the section of the county between Grimesland and Pactolus, for a great many years and that 
the report of his age and his family was in keeping with general belief of those in the community who 
knew him." 



Obituary of Standley Overton, 1879 

From Zion's Landmark, Vol. xii, No. 6, Wilson, NC, Feb. 1, 1879. Contributed by Lida A. Overton. 

Brother OVERTON was born March 28th, 1823, and was married to Hannah ROSS, the sister of William 
A. ROSS, Sep. 26th, 1844, and by her had 13 children, of which 8 are yet living, 4 sons and 4 daughters, 
though only 3 remain with the mother. He united with the church at Flat Swamp, Marring county, Satur- 
day before the first Sunday in Sep. 1854, and was baptized the next day by William FILPOT. Soon after he 
was chosen deacon of the church and remained deacon uhtil his death. Brother OVERTON was a good 
husband, a good father, a good citizen, a good deacon, and a useful member, ever carrying out strict 
discipline, and will be greatly missed in the church. Brother OVERTON stood high in the church. He told 
the church a short time febore his death that he did not expect to remain with them long. He left home the 
14th of Oct., took his little son with him and went down in the lower part of Martin county to Eli 
POWELL's to get some sheep that he had bought. He left home well and hearty, he stayed all night with 
Mr. POWELL, got up next morning early, went and fed his team, came back to the house and complained 
of giddiness in his head. Mr. POWELL asked him if he would take some brandy it might help him. He 
said to POWELL, I feel like I am drunk now. Then he went and washed his face and combed his head and 
then took a small drink, soon after it heaved him and he became very sick, he went to bed and soon called 
his son to him and told him to be a good boy and mind his mother, for it was death on him. 

Mr. POWELL wanted to send for a doctor, but he would not consent for he said it was no use, but send 
after his wife, and never spoke any more. He lay on his back, and placed his hands in proper form. His 
wife got there and sent after a doctor, and he got there just before dark. The doctor turned him on his side 
and he immediately expired on the evening of the 15th of October 1878. 

So a good man has left us but we feel assured that he is better off than those left behind to mourn him. 

May God be with his wife and children, and bear them up in their bereaved condition. 

— Henry B. Roberson 



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Slave Runaway Notice 



Runaway notices provide valuable descriptions and information which may 
facilitate tracing slave ownership in African- American research. This one is fairly 
typical of the format. PCGQ plans to transcribe a collection for a future issue. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 





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KlINAWAVfrprh the sub- 
scriber* on the night of the 

i th inst. Negtio men j ' \ 

Jacob & Jjerry,! 

each ibout five feet 9 or 110 

ii ichesin height* ; ! • • ■ j 

JERRY hac 1 a broad face; sullen and 
down look and had on whenjbej went off a 
white hqmespuri Jacket and pantiiools.! 

JACOB gen erally wears la large &eard 
and tmcdromonl large whiskers hak a jbcild 
and pleasant look and had orj when hV de- 
serted, a sUitoftwhUe negro tottons-titj is 
probable hie will dispose df H.js beanl and 
whiskers t6 distuise . him^filJacob] for- 
merly belonged to the Estate 'of Miles 
Blount, dee'd. ind having extensive Rela- 
tions and acquaintances ra th^ vicinity pi' 
Washington; is Iikeiy with \Ierryi lurking 
in that 'neighbourhood* The above ] Re- 
ward will be giVen for their apprehension 
and confinement in Beaufort County ijaily 
so that we ; feet. them,, or Forty Dollars if 
delivered xb us in pttt County—and a pro- 
portionate Sum for either, , 1 [ r ; j 

Captains of vessels and all other persons 
are forwnrned employing or 1 -* harbouring 
tliem lindet the penalty of the h w* I 

I SIMON NOBLES, 

shem tison; [ H 

Greenville, Jan. 23, . " " ; '3^27 



American Recorder, Washington, NC, Feb. 20, 1824 



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New Members 



Larry Cobb 

14059 Trumball Street 

Whittier, CA 90604-2502 

Telephone: (502) 944-7413 

E-mail: larrycobb@pacificnet.net 

Surnames: COBB, SAVAGE, CAMPBELL 

Mary Shivers Culpin 
780 Magnolia Street 
Denver, CO 80220-6062 
Telephone: 303-321-8818 
E-mail: mculpin@mho.net 
Surnames: SHIVERS, ROBERTS 

Carol Riner Everett 
122 East Laurenbrook Court 
Cary, NC 27511-6844 
E-mail: Everettcj@aol.com 

Surnames: ALLEN, BEASLEY, CARY, COLEMAN, 
MEEKS, TYSON 

Dixie Ferris 
104 Maumee Court 
CaryNC 27513-5147 
Tel.: 919-469-0489 

Surnames: CALDER, HOUSE, MURPHREY, 
MCCLAM/MCLAMB, BECK, KENNARD, 
RHINEHART 

John Samuel (Sam) Fleming 
2694 Sunny Side Road 
Greenville, NC 27834-5838 
Telephone: (252) 752-4594 
Surnames: ADAMS, ELKS 



David Michael Johnson 

2712 Ellicott Drive 

Chester, MD 21619-2112 

Tel.: 410-643-3964 

E-mail: breadman@dmv.com 

Surnames: BUCK, CANNON, COLLINS 

Judith Marcum 
3366 West 15th Place 
Yuma,AZ 85364-4163 
Surnames: BROOKS, COLE 

Josephine (Jo) Roberson Prytherch 

1422 Seafarer Drive 

Oriental, NC 28571-9651 

Telephone: (252) 249-2727 

E-mail: prytherch@cconnect.net 

Surnames: AYERS, HARRIS, ROBERSON, 

WOOLARD 

Dora J. Sanders 

711 14th Northwest 

Miami, OK 74354-1732 

Tel.: 918-542-5485 

E-mail: DSanders@Rectec.net 

Surname: WARD 

Jack Taft 

3180 South Charles Boulevard 
Greenville, NC 27858-5920 
Telephone: 252-756-0714 
Surnames: TUCKER, KNOX, COX, TAFT 



Death of William Leggett. 

One of Farmville's Oldest citizens; passes Wednesday From Stroke Paralysis. 

On Wednesday morning at three o'clock Mr. William LEGGETT, age seventy six, of Farmville's oldest 
citizens passed away from this world of pain and grief. The aged man had been almost completely para- 
lyzed for two weeks, death was welcomed as a blessing by him. 

His funeral was conducted Wednesday afternoon at four o'clock by Rev. J. L. RUMLEY, of the Method- 
ist church, pastor of the deceased. The remains were interred in Forest Hill Cemetery. 

Mr. LEGGETT was born in Beaufort county, near Washington, in 1844. There the greater part of his life 
was spent until nineteen years ago when he came to Farmville. He resided here with his daughters, Mr. T. H. 
SMITH, who just recently died, and Mrs. J. N. EDWARDS, who also preceded him to the grave. Since the 
death of the former he resided with Mr. J. N. EDWARDS, his son-in-law, until his death. 

The last several years his life has been clowded with sorrow. He had survived to see his wife and five of 
his six children pass away, leaving him to spend his declining years almost alone with the thought of his 
dead loved ones ever present. He was an upright and honest man, respected by all who knew him. 

(Farmville Enterprise, Friday, Oct. 1, 1920) 



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Queries 



Need proof that Samuel CORBITT of Pitt Co. is the same Samuel CORBITT that moved with his dad to 
Cumberland (Term.) and then disappeared after his father's death. My Samuel CORBITT of Pitt Co. was 

b. ca. 1786 and married 1st Lota and 2nd Susan . According to census records, he d. 

between 1860 and 1879 [sic]. 

I believe Samuel of Pitt was the son of William CORBITT who moved from Pitt to Nashville, TN (then 
called "Cumberland") in 1788. William left older children Richard, Josiah and Meredith in NC and took 
his younger children, including Samuel, to Cumberland. A later child was born in Cumberland and 
named after the father [of William] left behind in NC. The older children in NC were left with grandpar- 
ents and were eventually given family land on the Pitt/ Edgecombe Co. line. The younger children got 
the TN land. In 1790 William sold some family land from Cumberland (Pitt Co. Db. M, p. 358). William's 
father, John CORBITT, signed the Pitt deed as William only had a life estate in it. When William died, 
Samuel received his share of Cumberland land, sold it to his younger brother John in 1817, and disap- 
peared from the TN records. I think he returned to Pitt. 

My Samuel starts buying Pitt land soon after the TN Samuel sold his Cumberland land. Some of the info 
is located in the Edge. Co. records. If you are interested in checking this out, or have any information to 
share, please call or write. 

— Goldis REEL; 102 Havenstraat St.; Kernersville, NC 27284 (330-996-7004). 

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Parents of Azariah McAFEE, b. 1793, who married Jane ASHBY, dau. of Halafax ASHBY and Jane 
HUDSON. Azariah served in the War of 1812 as a Pvt/Lt. in the 2nd NC Regiment under Col. Thomas 
BENTON, Capt. C. E. McEWEN, and 2nd Col. PILLOW. Azariah's wife, Jane, had 10 children (some by 
previous marriage to William BROWN, 21 June 1819, or Mills Nelson JOINER, 26 June 1823): 1) Amanda 
Jane, b. 1832, m. 1850 Doak HOOTS; 2) Emeline, b. 1832, m. 1851 David P. C. ALLEN; 3) Benjamin 
Franklin, b. 1836, m. 1859 Sara Jane BATES; 4) Mary Ann (Polly), b. 1837, m. 1852 Dan J. WATSON; 5) 
Martha Ann, b. 1838, m. 1870 James M. SANDERS; 6) Cynthia Cordellia, b. 1839, m. 1854 Greenberry 

Floyd ISOM; 7) Alex A., b. 1840, m. Eliza Grace ; 8) Lutitia A. (Chloe), b. 1843, m. 1858 W. G. 

WAGONER; 9) George Washington, b. 1845, m. 1864 Elizabeth Darina HARDIN; 10) Thomas Wiley 
McAFEE, b. 1847 in Mt. Pleasant, Titus Co., [state name illeg.], m. 1860 Mary Fran, Hall [Hall surname?]; 
ch=John W W., Grace, Jenny and Byrd. [Editor's note: This query was difficult to read; if interpreted 
incorrectly, please advise. — ER] 

— L. K. McAFEE; 12159 Huntington Park Street; Houston, TX 77099-3121 (281-495-4448) 
<LAWRKMcAfe@AOL.COM> 



Would like information about the parents of George MOYE (b. 1722, d. 1800, m. Elizabeth GARDNER). 
—Alice S. RICHMOND; 140 Pinecrest Road; Durham, NC 27705-5813 (919-489-0051 
<RAKERICHMO@aol.com> 



Need name of the parents of Jonathan JACKSON who died in the Revolutionary War. Also need parents 
of Chole [sic] JACKSON. Also seek info, on Thomas LANGLEY and Samuel BALDREE. 
—Gloria G. ELLER; 4709 Fairway Ave.; Virginia Beach, VA 23462-6401 (757-467-4507) 



Seeking information on a James SMITH born in Pitt County on July 1, 1768. James moved to Robeson 
Co., NC, around 1789 where he purchased land on the Great Swamp between Lumberton and 
Elizabethtown. His profession is listed as a Blacksmith. His wife's name was Esther, and they had 10 
children. James died Oct. 6, 1855, and is buried in Robeson Co., NC. 
— William James SMITH; 317 Oakwood Circle; Danville, VA 24541 



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Looking for Samuel Savage COBB, Sr.: born apprx.l780's where?, died apprx. 1824, probably in 
Abbevile, SC. Samuel Savage COBB Jr.: born 5/8/1808 in Abbeville, SC. Died 10/22/1877 in Gonzales, 
Texas. 

—Larry COBB; 14059 Trumball Street; Whittier, CA 90604-2502 (502 944-7413) 
<larrycobb@pacificnet.net> 



Seeking information on Daniel HEDGEPETH. Born abt. 1735. Died bef. 5 Jan. 1805, Wayne, NC. Any 
information will be appreciated. 

—Robbie Sewell MOYE; 1703 Salem Church Road; Goldsboro, NC 27530-1258 (919-735-5896) 
<robbie@esn.net> 



My SUTTON leads to Solomon SUTTON but have not proved yet. SMITH family is William SMITH 
whose father thought to be Nicholas SMITH.The SMITHs can be traced back to Moore/Montgomery 
Co., NC. Both the SUTTON and SMITH families migrated to Lawrence and Franklin Co., MS between 
1811-1817. Also, John LANG (m) Lucinda REYNOLDS in Lawrence Co., MS and had daughter Julia Ann 
LANG (m) James Harrison SUTTON.Any help will be appreciated. Thank you. 

—Wanda ADAMS; 438 Vikki Lane; Mt. Morris, MI 48458-2439 (810-249-7856) <WAdams9679@aol.com> 



Would like to correspond with anyone interested in WHITLEY /WHEATLEY, BULLOCK, MEAN, 
MEAD, HOUSE, CRISP. 

—Paul VANCE; 5263 E. Delta Ave.; Mesa, AZ 85206-2214 (602-832-5376) <pvance@futureone.com> 



Seek fellow descendants of Shadrack (Shade) and Mary Elizabeth (Eliza) Murphey WOOTEN of early 
1800s in Pitt County near Johnston Mills. 

—J. A. L. Miller, Jr.; 7912-H Harris Lane; Charlotte, NC 28269-0704 (704-549-5666) 
<JALMillerJr@Worldnet.att.net> 



Seeking info, on Samuel SMITH, d. Pitt Co. before 1806. 

—Mary Smith FAY, CG, FASG; 5403 Beverly Hill Lane, No. 1; Houston, TX 77056-6918 (713-626-3005) 
<msfay@quik.com> 



Need marriage date of Matthew WARD and Famariah. About 1809 or earlier, in NC. 
—Dora SANDERS; 711 14th Northwest; Miami, OK 74354 <Dsanders@RecTec.net> 



Need information on Jethro MURPHREY and also parentage of his wife, Penelope C. Ward (b. 1766). 
—Dixie Ferris; 104 Maumee Court; Cary, NC 27513-5147 (919-469-0489) 



Seeking the parents and siblings of Absaly Ann Arcena BAKER, b. Nov. 23, 1835, in Pitt County, died 
before 1880 in Pitt County. She was married to Robert Thomas WILLOUGHBY. Her mother was a 
CARSON. 

— Maxine N. MALONEY; 326 Habersham Road; Martinez, GA 30907 (706-860-8370) 
<mixinemal@aol.com> 



Would like to make contact with any WOOTEN family from Maryland. John WOOTTON gave his sister, 
Culett WOOTTON SERMAN, wife of Thomas SERMAN, 50 acres land called Chance on Mar. 8, 1734, 
land being in Somerset Co., MD. We believe Thomas and Culett moved to Beaufort Co., NC, by 1755. 
—Jack A. SIRMAN; 4828 Shadeland Drive; Baton Rouge, LA 70816-6723 (225-752-1364) 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Adams, Argent 1, 13 

Adams, Churchel 13 

Adams, David 13 

Adams, Esther 13 

Adams, Jesse 1, 13 

Adams, Patsy 1 

Adams, Polly 13 

Adams, Wanda 24 

Allen, David P. C 23 

Anderson, widow 9 

Ange, Arthur Walton 3 

Ange, Christianna 3 

Ange, Fammie 3 

Ange, Fannie Mae /May 3 

Ange, Frank 3 

Ange, Gladys 3 

Ange, Hugh, Lafayette 3 

Ange, Louise A 3 

Ange, Malichi 3 

Ange, Myrtle 3, 4 

Ange, Sarah Frances 3 

Ange, Sarah Louise 3 

Ange, Silas Fayette 3 

Armstrong, James 7,8 

Ashby, Halafax 23 

Ashby, Jane 23 

Askew, Josiah 8 

Atkinson, Amos 7, 19 

Baker, Absaly Ann Arcena 24 

Baldree, Samuel 23 

Barrow, Samuel 8 

Barton, John W. 6 

Bates, Sara Jane 23 

Benton, Thomas, Col 23 

Black, Arthur Lamont 4 

Black, James H 3, 4 

Black, James Walton 4 

Black, james Marcus 4 

Black, Louise Ange (Ludie) 4 

Blount, Miles 21 

Bostick, Tressie Stocks 5 

Bowen, James 9 

Braddy Christchany E 14 

Braddy, Clemmy A 14 

Braddy, Edmond R 14 

Braddy, James 13 

Braddy, Josephus 14 

Braddy, Lowey 13 

Braddy, Robert H. W. 14 

Brandon, Col 1 

Brantly William 19 

Braxton, Nancy 15 



Brooks, James 8 

Brown, Benjn 7 

Brown, F. W., Dr. 11 

Brown, Madison, Mrs 1 

Brown, W. L 11 

Brown, William 23 

Bryant, Wm 7 

Buck, James L 15 

Buck, William 8 

Bullock 24 

Burney, William 7, 8 

Cannon, Dennis 7 

Cannon, Nathaniel 8 

Carr, Solomon 18 

Carr, Titus 12 

Carroll, Rhoderick 16, 17 

Carson 24 

Casey, Mary E 6 

Cason, John 8 

Cellars, Thomas 19 

Chapman, Firnaford 13 

Chapman, Lovey 13 

Cherry, Letha Harris 2 

Cherry, M. G 14 

Cobb, James 19 

Cobb, Larry 22, 24 

Cobb, Samuel Savage, Jr. 24 

Cobb, Samuel Savage, Sr 24 

Cobb, W. L 11 

Cooper, Don 13 

Corbitt, John 23 

Corbitt, Josiah 23 

Corbitt, Meredith 23 

Corbitt, Richard 23 

Corbitt, Samuel 23 

Corbitt, William 23 

Cox, Amariah B 16 

Cox, G. D 2 

Cox, Jemima 3 

Cox, Jesse 17 

Cox, John 10 

Cox, John H 3 

Cox, Mary Ann 3 

Cox, Sylvester 6 

Crisp 24 

Culpin, Mary Shivers 22 

Dancey, William F. 1 

Dancy, Martha Caroline 1 

Daniel, Robt 7 

Darden, William 12 

Davenport, Sarah E., Mrs 6 

Dennis, Skilton 6 



Dickerson, Mr. 9 

Dixon, Roland 7, 8 

Dunnahoo, Franklin Barton 6 

Dunnahoo, John Henry 6 

Dunnahoo, William S 6 

Edwards, J. N., Mrs 22 

Edwards, James 19 

Elks, Henry 10 

Eller, Gloria G 23 

Ellis, Henry 8 

Evans 9 

Evans, George 8 

Everett, Carol Riner 22 

Everitt, Silas 11 

Fay, Mary Smith 24 

Ferris, Dixie 22, 24 

Filpot, William 20 

Fleming, John Samuel (Sam) 22 

Forbers, Arthur 8 

Forbes, Charles 7 

Forbes, Mr. 19 

Forrest, William 12 

Frizzle, John 8 

Gardner, Elizabeth 23 

Garris, John 15 

Gaskins, Lydia 13 

Gremmer, Robt 19 

Griffin C. M. A 17 

Griffin, Moses 17 

Grimmer, Robt., Capt 7 

Haddock, Charles 17 

Haddock, Fred 3 

Haddock, Frederick 17 

Haddock, Hardee 17 

Haddock, Henry 1, 10 

Haddock, Henry Clay 3 

Haddock, John 17 

Haddock, Lovey 1 

Haddock, Luke 17 

Haddock, Martha 16, 17 

Haddock, Mary Louise 3 

Haddock, Nancy 17 

Haddock, Spencer 1 

Haddock, Wetherington 17 

Haddock, William 10, 16, 17 

Haddock, Zachariah 17 

Hadock, Nancy 17 

Hancock, Elizabeth 3 

Hancock, George Washington 3 



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Hancock, Harmon 2 

Hancock, Henry 2 

Hancock, John 16, 17 

Hancock, Mary Hines 3 

Hancock, Penny 3 

Hancock, Sarah 2 

Hardee, Andrew 8 

Hardee, John 7 

Hardee, Susan E 2 

Hardin, Elizabeth Darina 23 

Hardy, J. A 11 

Harrington, Alvaney 15 

Harrington, C. D 6 

Harrington, Ed 15 

Harrington, Elizabeth 16 

Harrington, J. A 15 

Harrington, Jacob 17 

Harrington, James L 15 

Harrington, Jesse M 15 

Harrington, Joab 15, 16 

Harrington, Lewis 15 

Harrington, Lewis W. 15 

Harrington, Mary 15 

Harrington, Mary A 15 

Harrington, Moses 15 

Harrington, Moses V. 15 

Harrington, Nancy 15, 16 

Harrington, Paul 15 

Harrington, Penny 15 

Harrington, Polly 15 

Harrington, Rhoda 15 

Harrington, Sarah Ann 15 

Harrington, Walter 15 

Harrington, Walter G 15 

Harrington, Zilpha 16 

Harris, Albert Whitney 2 

Harris, Benjamine F. /Franklin 2 

Harris, Charles 2 

Harris, Charles H 2 

Harris, Charley H 2 

Harris, David B 2 

Harris, Edward B 2 

Harris, Edward Cleveland 2 

Harris, Ellen O. Letha 2 

Harris, Emily Louise 2 

Harris, G. E 11 

Harris, J. H 2 

Harris, J. J 15 

Harris, James Henry 2 

Harris, James Lewis 2 

Harris, Joseph Allen 2 

Harris, Joseph Ollen 2 

Harris, Lillie Pearl 2 

Harris, Nora Forbes 2 

Harris, Robert Spencer 2 

Harris, Susan B 2 

Harris, Susan E 2 

Harris, W. S 2 



Hart, Lucrefey 12 

Hart, Nathan 12 

Hearne, Mr. 9 

Heath, Susan 15 

Hedgepeth, Daniel 24 

Hill, Honey 9 

Hines, James 15 

Hodges, Henry 8 

Hodges, Robert 7, 8 

Hooker, S. T 11 

Hoots, Doak 23 

Horn, Jerry 9 

House 24 

Hudson, Jane 23 

Hulsey, Cynthia Ann 5 

Hulsey, Delia 5 

Hulsey, Sarah Antoinette 5 

Hunter, Caroline Matilda 6 

Isom, Greeberry Floyd 23 

Jackson, Allen 16 

Jackson, Chole 23 

Jackson, J. L 15 

Jackson, Jonathan 23 

Jackson, Richard 15 

Jackson, S. S 15 

Jackson, Susan 15 

James, W. B 11 

Jenkins, J. T 6 

Jenkins, Malinda 6 

Johnson, David Michael 22 

Johnson, Louis 15 

Joiner, Mills Nelson 23 

Jolley, Jesse 7 

Jolly, Jessee 8 

Jones, Jackson 15 

Jones, Simon 7, 8 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 2, 4, 7 

9, 10, 15, 16, 18, 19 

Knox, Hosea 9 

Knox, J. C 9 

Knox, James C 9 

Knox, John 9 

Lamb, Daniel 19 

Lamb, John 19 

Lang, John 24 

Lang, Julia Ann 24 

Langley, David 14 

Langley, Mrs 14 

Langley, Thomas 23 

Lanier, James 7, 8 

Ledbetter, Charity H 6 

Ledbetter, Elizabeth 6 

Ledbetter, Elizabeth Jane 6 

Ledbetter, John 6 



Ledbetter, Samuel M 6 

Ledbetter, Samuel Montgomery 5 

Ledbetter, Sarah E 6 

Ledbetter, Sarah Elizabeth 5 

Ledbetter, Sue 6 

Lee, John 19 

Leggett, William 22 

Leslie, John 7 

Lewis, George 20 

Little, James 7 

Little, John 19 

Little, Thomas 19 

Macon, John, Capt 18 

Magounds, Alefar 4 

Magounds, Birten 4 

Magounds, Guilford 4 

Maloney Maxine N 24 

Manning, T. N 15 

Manning, Tish 15 

Manning, Trish 15 

Manning, Trissie 15 

Marcum, Judith 22 

May, Benjamin 7, 8 

May, James 7, 8 

May, William 19 

Mayo, James, Jun' 8 

McAfee, Alex A 23 

McAfee, Amanda Jane 23 

McAfee, Azariah 23 

McAfee, Benjamin Franklin 23 

McAfee, Cynthia Cordellia 23 

McAfee, Emeline 23 

McAfee, George Washington 23 

McAfee, Lutitia A 23 

McAfee, Martha Ann 23 

McAfee, Mary Ann (Polly) 23 

McAfee, Thomas Wiley 23 

McEwen, C. E., Capt 23 

McLawhon, E. B. (Elias) 15 

McLawhon, J. R 15 

McLawhon, Jerry 15 

McLawhon, John 15 

McLawhon, Luke 15 

McLawhon, Martha 15 

McLawhon, Mary 15 

McLawhorn, L. D., Mrs 6 

McLawhorn, Lillie 2 

Mead 24 

Mean 24 

Miller, J. A. L., Jr. 24 

Mills, John H 9 

Moore, D. C 6 

Moore, Edward 8 

Morning, Christopher 18 

Mosely, William 19 

Moy, James W. 10 

Moye, Arnea 4 



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Moye, Franklin 4 

Moye, Gedion/Gideon 4 

Moye, George 23 

Moye, Irwin 1 

Moye, Lory 4 

Moye, Louisa M 1 

Moye, Louizer Virginia 1 

Moye, Lydia/Lyday 4 

Moye, Martha 1 

Moye, Martha Caroline 1 

Moye, Mary Jane 1 

Moye, Nancy/Nancey 4 

Moye, Perlina 4 

Moye, Robbie Sewell 24 

Moye, Sally Ann Adams 1 

Moye, Samuel H 1 

Moye, Susan 1 

Moye, William H 1 

Moye, William Wyatt 1 

Moye, Wyatt 1 

Moye, h B 4 

Murphrey, Jethro 24 

Nelson, Harriet 6 

Nelson, J. Mc 6 

Nelson, Jesse 6 

Nichols, Elizabeth 2 

Nichols, Tim 2 

Nobles, Eliza 3 

Nobles, John 7 

Nobles, Simon 21 

Norris, William 10 

Ogman, Alex 20 

Ogman, Calvin 20 

Overton, Standley 20 

Page, Becky 15 

Parimoor/Parimore, Benjamin 12 

Perry William 8 

Peters, T. E., Rev. 15 

Philpot, Horace R 5 

Philpot, Manerva Tellurah 5 

Philpot, Sarah Elizabeth 5 

Pillow, Col 23 

Pinket, Will. Daniel 7 

Plaindealer, Wilson 11 

Pope, Simon 7,8 

Porter, George 8 

Porter, George, Capt 7 

Powell, Eli 20 

Prytherch, Josephine Roberson 22 

Rawls, Cornealius 12 

Reel, Goldis 23 

Reynolds, Lucinda 24 

Richmond, Alice S 23 

Ringgold, Jas 17 



Roach, Sally 13 

Roberson, Henry B 20 

Robinson, Willm 7 

Robson, William 8 

Rodgers, Absalom 19 

Rodman, W. B 16 

Rogers, Army (Amy?) 15 

Ross, Elizabeth 13 

Ross, Hannah 20 

Ross, William A 20 

Rountree, William 12 

Rumley J. L., Rev. 22 

Salter, Robert 8 

Salter, Robt 7 

Sanders, Dora 24 

Sanders, Dora J 22 

Sanders, James M 23 

Serman, Culett Wootton 24 

Serman, Thomas 24 

Sheppard, H 17 

Sheppard, Henry 14 

Simpson, John 7 

Simpson, John, Coll'l 7, 8 

Slaughter, Abner 11 

Smith, Benjamin, Mrs 6 

Smith, Clarricy 13 

Smith, G. F. 11, 12 

Smith, Ivey Mrs 19 

Smith, J. H 11, 12 

Smith, James 23 

Smith, John J 15 

Smith, Lewis 13 

Smith, Nicholas 24 

Smith, Samuel 24 

Smith, Susan B 2 

Smith, Susan Brown 2 

Smith, T. H 22 

Smith, Thomas 10 

Smith, Wiley 10 

Smith, William 24 

Smith, William James 23 

Smith, Wm 12 

Spivey, Caleb 12 

Spivey, Ephriam 12 

St. Amand, Jeannette Cox 2, 3 

Stafford, Samuel 8 

Stancell, Godfrey 8 

Stancill, Robert William, Rev./R. W. . 9 

Stansil, Godfrey, Captn 18 

Stoakes, Marcus 8 

Stocks, Caroline I. (or J.) 5, 6 

Stocks, Caroline M 5 

Stocks, Caroline Matilta 5 

Stocks, Charity Hunter 5 

Stocks, Elizabeth Jane 5 

Stocks, John 5, 6 

Stocks, John Thomas 5 



Stocks, Julia Catherine Stocks 5 

Stocks, M. E 5, 6 

Stocks, Martha A 6 

Stocks, Martha Ann 5 

Stocks, Sarah Antoinette 5 

Stocks, T. F. 5, 6 

Stocks, Thomas F. 6 

Stocks, Thomas Franklin 5 

Stocks, William Abraham 5, 6 

Stokes, Gus 20 

Stox, Benjamin 6 

Stox, Martha White 6 

Sugg, Allen 7,8 

Sugg, B. F. 11 

Sugg, George 19 

Sugg, Joel 8 

Summerell, Barnes J 16 

Sumrell, Craven 15 

Sumrell, R. B 15 

Sutton, Desiah 17 

Sutton, G. F. 11 

Sutton, James Harrison 24 

Sutton, Solomon 24 

Taft, Jack 22 

Taylor, Henry 12 

Taylor, John 12 

Tilghman, John 8 

Tison, Aoran 7 

Tison, Jacob 7 

Tison, John 7 

Tison, Shem 21 

Turnage, Charles 15 

Turnage, Elisnus (?) 15 

Turnage, Mary A 15 

Turnage, William 12 

Turner, Grace 12 

Vance, Paul 24 

Venters, Washington 13 

Vincent, John 10 

Wade, Col'l 18 

Wagoner, W. G 23 

Waldrom, Charles 8 

Wallace, Nancy 4 

Walston, George 19 

Ward, Famariah 24 

Ward, Matthew 24 

Ward, Penelope C 24 

Warren, W. E 11 

Waters, Andrew 4 

Watson, Dan J 23 

Wayne, Mr. 6 

Wayne, P. A., Mrs 6 

Weathington, Rebeca 4 

Weathington, Spire/Speir 4 

Wells, R. M 1 



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Whichard, Ashley 6 

Whichard, James 6 

White, Fred 6 

White, V. E 3 

Whitley 24 

Williams, Ed 11 

Williams, Robert 18 

Williams, Thos 8 

Willoughby, Robert Thomas 24 

Wooten 24 

Wooten, J. F. 16 

Wooten, Shadrack (Shade) 24 

Wootton, John 24 

Worthington, Alfred 4, 5 

Worthington, Charlie A 5 

Worthington, Daisy H 5 

Worthington, Edward L 5 

Worthington, Fred A 5 

Worthington, G. C. H 5 



Worthington, Heber F. 5 

Worthington, James B 5 

Worthington, Jeremiah W. 5 

Worthington, John R 5 

Worthington, Louis H 5 

Worthington, Lula H 5 

Worthington, Robert L 5 

Worthington, Sarah F. 5 

Worthington, William 5 

Names of Slaves: 

, Amy 13 

, Aron 4 

, Ary 4 

, Ben 13 

, Chance 16, 17 

, Charles 13 

, Diner 4, 5 

, Edy 4 



_, Eisum 4 

j Gim 4 

j Gwin 4 

J Harrit 4 

j Jacob 21 

_, Jerry 21 

,Joe 16 

j little Joe 13 

_, big Joe 13 

j Lewey 13 

Moses 4 

_, Moses 16, 17 

j Rachel 4 

j Rose 13 

J Shade 13 

j Big Simon 13 

j Litle Simon 13 

J Starling 14 

Tincy 14 



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Officers 1999-2000 

President L. Allen Churchill 

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REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAPERS 1 

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S VISIT, 1791 4 

MURDERS EST PITT COUNTY (Part 2) 6 

PITT COUNTY WILLS Col. John Hardee, 1783 9 

Inventory of Estate of Col. John Hardee 11 

David Smith, 1797 11 

Aaron Tyson Allen, 1838 13 

Joseph Braddy, 1862 15 

JOHN SIMPSON CEMETERY 15 

BIBLE RECORDS Daniel Bible 16 

Whichard Record 16 

David Smith Bible 16 

Cherry Bible 18 

Patrick Bible 18 

Ruel T. H. Willoughby Bible 18 

Benjamin F. Manning 19 

McGlohon-Ellis Bible 20 

Brown-Dixon Bible 21 

OBITUARIES 22 

NEW MEMBERS 28 

QUERIES 29 

INDEX 31 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION AND QUERY FORM 36 

FILLERS Robber Caught— John B. Hardy 5 

Petition of William Whitfield of Pitt County 5 

Bethel Item— John W. Carson Hurt 10 

James H. Hines, Doctor, 1858 10 

Richard Evans, Lawyer, 1827 10 

Tyer, Moore & Co., 1854 27 

Well Known Citizen Dead— E. L. Hazleton 30 

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Contributed by Roger Kammerer. All originals at NC Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina. 
State of North Carolina Pitt County 

Personally Appeared Before me Mrs. Pherebe PHILIPS of Said County and maid oath in Due form that 
her Son Curtis PHILIPS is the Heir and Person Properally Entitled to a Millitary Land Warrant for the 
Services of Joseph PHILIPS who was a Contenental Soldier in the Revolutionary war and in the North 
Carolina Line. Given under my hand and Seal this 30 Day of June 1820 
Sworn to and Subscribed Before me 

Attest John BOWERS JP Pherebe PHILIPS (seal) 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

We the Two Justices whose names are under Signed Do Certify to all whome it may Concern that Mrs. 
Pherebe PHILIPS of Said County is a woman of Credibility and Due faith and Credit has at all times here 
to for Been given to her Testimony as Such Given under our hands and seals this 30 Day of June 1820 

John BOWERS JP (seal) 

Gideon BYNUM JP (seal) 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

I do hereby Certify that John BOWERS and Gideon BYNUM Esquires are acting Justices of the Peace of 
the County of Pitt and that faith and credit ought to be given their acts and deeds as such given under my 
hand and Seal of the Court at Office in Greenesville the 4th July 1820 

Alexander EVANS elk 

Source: Secretary of State, Military Papers, 121.3, NC Archives 
State of North Carolina Pitt County 

This day personally appeard before me William BOWERS Esquire one of the Justices of the peace in & for 
the County afore Said Willis LEWIS who being first Sworn on the holey Evangelist of Almighty god 
deposith and Saith that he was well acquainted with John DOWNS and that he knows that the Said John 
DOWNS did Enlist in the regular Service in the Revolutionary war in the North Carolina Line In 

testimoney where of I here unto Set my hand and Seal the day of July A.D. 1820 

Wm BOWERS J.P. (seal) 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

I William BOWERS one of the Justices of the peace in & for the County afore Said do here by Certify that 
the above Named Willis LEWIS is a Credible person & that full faith & Credit may and aut to be given to 
his testimoney In witness where of I have here unto Set my hand and Seal this 19th day of July A.D. 1820 

Wm BOWERS J.P. (seal) 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

I do hereby Certify that William BOWERS Esquire is an acting Justices of the Peace of the County of Pitt 
and that faith and credit ought to be given to his acts and deeds as such given under my hand and Seal at 
Office in Greenesville the 21st July 1820 

Alexander EVANS Clk 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

This day personalley appeard before me William BOWERS Esquire one of the Justices of the peace in and 
for the County afore Said Willis LEWIS and Maketh oath that he is well acquainted with Willie DOWNS 
and Rebecah PRICE the Nephew and Niece of John DOWNS who served in the Revolutionarey war in 
the North Carolina line and the Said Willie DOWNS and Rebecah PRICE is the only heirs at Law of the 
afore Said John DOWNS Decst Sworn to before me the 19th day of July A.D. 1820 

Wm BOWERS J.P. (seal) 



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State of North Carolina Pitt County 

I William BOWERS one of the Justices of the peace in and for the County afore Said do here by Certify 
that the above Named Willis LEWIS is a Credible Witness In testimoney where of I have here unto Set 
my hand and Seal this 19th day of July A.D. 1820 

Wm BOWERS J.P. (seal) 
Source: Secretary of State, Military Papers, 313.9, NC Archives 

State of Tennessee Carter County November the 7th. 1802 

Sirs my Husband who has been Dead Several years, left four Children who as well as my self is needy. 
My Husband Amos PARRAMORE was early enlisted into the army & Served Several years in the 
american army in the time of the Revelutionary war, he was first enlisted when an Inhabitant of Pitt 
County in North Carolina & returned by his officer in to the Continental line as I have been informed, & 
he Or any other Person has never Reed, any land warrants nor any other Compensation from the State of 
North Carolina for him, therefore I must Request the Special favor of you to draw the Land warrant or 
what ever may be coming To the heirs & my Self for his Services before it is barrd. by law & this Shall be 
your authority for So doing you can See when he was inlisted in to Survice & when out, my husband had 
lost one of his fingers before he went into the army Sir if the law requires any particular requisites of me 
Please to let me know, I am Sir your Humble Servt. Lyda (her mark) PARRIMORE 

Sirs this old acquaintance Mrs. PARAMORE is the daughter of Mrs. CUNTNGHAM who has long lived 
on bufloe below where Father formerly lived. I formerly knew Amos PARAMORE before he went into 
the army & I knew him after he came home & married this woman Sir She lives with her Mother & it 
would be a Charitable Act for you to attend to her business & you will oblidge a Number of People by So 
doing I am Sir Your friend 

J. WILLIAMS 

[Envelope] Thomas LOVE esquire 

in the Assembly at Raleigh 
N Carolina 

Reed, this 6 Dec. 1802 from the Secretary's Office a Military Warrant in the name of Amos PARAMORE a 
Corpl. for 428 acres of land No.64. Thos. LOVE 

Source: Secretary of State, Military Papers, 5.1, NC Archives 
List of Deserters from Beaufort and Pitt Counties 

A list of the Beaufort men from the Draft Who failed to apeare Kingston thurday 16th feberey 1779 

Lef tenont Daniel WHIT gun 1 

Zedekiah MIXXEN gun 2 

JohnWALLES gun 3 

James CLARAK gun 4 

George ECKEWLS gun 5 

Two horse 

one cart 

one axx 

3 Sourds 

The men from Craven Regiment Who failed 
Dodeley COWHOWEN gun 1 
Thomas LEE gun 2 
Jacob GANADS..gun 3 



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the men from Dobbs David WIMPY gun 5 

Lewis GURLEY gun 1 John EDWARDS 6 

William BASS gun 2 

A man from Martin 

the men from Johnston William HISMITH gun 1 

William TAILOR 1 „ , , „ .„ 

t i • , tjtt t n [On Back] Pitt 

saac hmton HILL gun 2 Josias HARDEE 

L°T h I a T pv a Adml HADDOCK 

Richard BALEY 4 TArll - „ T T c 

Willm MILLS 

Source: General Assembly Session Records, May 1779, Misc. Records, NC Archives 
Pitt County 15th March 1820 

We the Subscribers, residents of the County aforesaid have for many years been acquainted with Majr 
Abraham HARDEE of said County. He was an officer in the revolutionary war, and has since that period 
ever continued a faithful republican and friend to his country. Although for several years past he has not 
been in affluent circumstances, and from his advanced age unable to accumalate much to spare, yet he 
has always supported himself and family decently, and as well the character of an honest, liberal, and 
charitable man. 

Joel DICKINSON 
F. GORHAM 

We the undersigned residing in the County of Pitt have been acquainted with Majr Abraham HARDEE 
from our Infancy, he was a commissioned officer in the Revolutionary War, and airways conducted 
himself with the greatest proprity, and supported the character of a Brave Man, and a faithful friend to his 
Country, which character he has ever since sustained. John HODGES 

Pitt County 20th March 1820 John (his mark) KINSAUL 

Benja HODGES 

Lewis SPEIR 

William SPEIR 

James SPEIR 

I Certify that Abraham HARDEE was in the Service in our Revolutionary war and believe was an officer, 
& has Since been a Major of the Militia of Pitt and a Justice of the Peace in said County. Robt WILLIAMS 
24 March 1820 

Source: Secretary of State, Military Papers, 50.9, NC Archives. 

Field Return The Pitt Regiment Militia 

Commanded by John Simpson, July 1 1779 

George EVANS Esq. 1st Major 
Benj MAY Esq. 2d Major 

Capt. Jas. LANIER Company 37 Rank & file 

Capt.Henry ELLIS 43 Capt BARROW 50 

Capt. Dennis CANNON 38 Capt. Rolen DIXON 41 

Capt. Willm BURNEY 45 Capt. Henry HODGES 60 

Capt. James MAY 41 Capt. Nathan GODLEY 27 

Capt. Jesse JOLLEY 40 505 

Capt. RIEVES 45 John SIMPSON CoU 

Capt. Godfrey STANCELL 38 

Source: Military Papers TR.3 48, NC Archives 



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George Washington's Visit, 1791 



From New Bern Daily Journal, Friday, May 1, 1891. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

##® 

"Interesting Events of his Trip to New Berne and Vicinity. Mementoes of the Occasion. 

Ed. Journal: — The young lady who first suggested the centennial celebration of WASHINGTON'S visit 
to New Berne is assuredly entitled to the thanks of our people as well as those who gave her such cordial 
aid. But as they intermixed the representation of historical events with romance, it is, perhaps, well, to 
give the scene as it actually occurred one hundred years in the past. 

Of course we are all conscious that Mrs. WASHINGTON was at Mt. Vernon while WASHINGTON 
was here, and the ladies threw her in the picture merely to color it more deeply. Yet as we have had 
frequent enquiries on the subject quite recently and especially relative to the "One ALLEN" where 
Washington stopped over night previous to his arrival in New Berne. I will now, give the information 
desired as far as I possess it. 

Mr. ALLEN's plantation was on the North side of the Neuse, about twenty miles from New Berne, and 
ten miles above Street's ferry, where our citizens first met WASHINGTON (to which he refers in his 
diary) and not far from Pitch Kettle. 

This property is now and has been for many years known as the Cat Tail plantation. The first Mrs. 
Wm. B. WADSWORTH (he was married three times) was a Miss ALLEN, the granddaughter of the 
ALLEN that entertained Washington. She inherited this place. From her it descended to her husband, 
who held it and lived there a number of years. After her death, it was finally purchased by Mr. J. A. 
HANRAHAN, and is still in the possession of his widow, who resides there at the present time. 

On this afternoon of the 22nd of April, just a century ago, a carriage wheeled through Mr. ALLEN's 
gate, followed by several gentlemen on horseback. When the character of the party was made known 
there was consternation and tumult on that farm as it was by reasonable to expect. 

Even Lord ERSKINE in writing to WASHINGTON about that time or a few years later says: "You are 
the only human being for whom I ever felt as awful reverence." If such should be the fact with a noble- 
man associating daily with kings you can imagine the situation of a plain farmer when Washington 
unexpectedly and suddenly appeared at his door. But it was thrown back and the great man and his 
attendants were becomingly and hospitably received. 

Mrs. ALLEN and her aids bestirring now themselves soon had prepared a good warm supper which 
the hungry guests much enjoyed. 

In due time they retired, rested well and were up — refreshed and ready for an early start. Now for the 
breakfast. To make preparation for it Mrs. ALLEN and her servants had been up all night, and it was 
sufficiently excellent to tempt a president or a king — chickens fried and broiled, sausages fried and 
boiled, eggs in every way — in fact it was a breakfact and dinner combined. WASHINGTON himself, by 
request of Mr. ALLEN, asked the blessing, then looking over the heavily laden table drew up a plate of 
boiled eggs, took a single one, — making that, with bread and a cup of coffee — his breakfast. But when 
those with him left that table on that memorable morning they had amply shown their appreciation of 
Mrs. ALLENS efforts in their behalf. 

When about to leave, WASHINGTON asked for the bill "Bill" replies ALLEN, "you can never make a 
bill at any house or for anything I can do for you." WASHINGTON, up to this time thought he was at a 
place of public entertainment. 

The writer has often heard Mr. WADSWORTH repeat the single egg story accompanied with his 
hearty ringing laughter, and Mrs. ALLEN during her life never heard the last of it, though she enjoyed the 
joke, claiming glory enough any way in having had the honor of the great President and General as her 
qu est. 

It was through the influence of Richard Dobbs SPEIGHT (he was elected Govyrnor of North Carolina, 
the next year, 1792, and held the office until succeeded by Samuel Ashe of New Hanover, in 1795) that 
Washington was induced to visit New Berne. It was during the first year of his second term of the presi- 
dency. As a matter of fact, Mrs. SPEIGHT assisted him in receiving the citizens of New Berne in the 



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palace. She stood by him during the ceremony and danced with him the first minuet. This was about the 
last of WASHINGTON'S dancing. There were then 61 years behind him and eight years before his death. 

Mrs. SPEIGHT was the great grandmother of Mrs. Maggie NELSON and Mrs. James A. BRYAN. 
WASHINGTON occupied himself, the South Front room in Mr. BRYAN's present residence. When some 
years ago, unfortunately, the interior of the mansion was modernized, the writer obtained the hearthstone 
on which WASHINGTON stood when shaving himself, with the aid of a mirror over the mantel, and now 
has it in his own house having, had the old hearth removed and replaced with this slab. 

The first brick was laid in the palace, the 26th of March, 1787, and it was finished in two years. When 
Tryon gave a reception and ball there of great splendor, British noblemen and officers of high position 
were present. Also our distinguished citizens, SPEIGHT, CASWELL and others who soon afterwards 
were our firmest and most actor patriots. Tryon and family occupied it but two years. It was burned on 
the night of the 27th of February, 1808 — thus standing only 21 years. Our people were as prejudiced 
against it, there were but few regrets when it was destroyed. 

Previous to leaving New Bern Washington addressed a letter to a committee appointed by the citizens 
to receive him of which F. X. MARTIN, afterwards Judge of one of the United States District Court in 
Louisiana was chairman. Before his departure to assume the duties of his office, he presented James G. 
STANLY, Esq., with the letter. It had no date but was written by WASHINGTON, himself in his clear 
plain writing and in very different style from his diary. The Hon. C. C. CLARK, before the war, was 
loaned by Mr. STANLY the letter, and had it printed in a paper he then owned and edited. He still has a 
copy of the paper containing the letter. Mrs. Susan J. STANLY also has a copy framed in her possession. 
The original letter was carried to Texas by Mr. STANLY's son and there lost. W." 



ROBBER CAUGHT 

Daily Reflector, Thursday, Sept. 17, 1908 

John B. HARDY, the robber of Mr. Gus MILLS, was caught at Grifton Wednesday afternoon and brought 
here and placed in jail. Mr. W. C. HINES, who captured him, told us this morning that his dogs tracked 
him from the scene of the crime to the home of his father, Alfred HARDY, about a mile away. Old man 
HARDY met him at the door of the house and refused to let him search for the criminal. He had a shot 
gun and stated that he had just started out to help catch the robber as he had heard the dogs coming and 
knew that they were after him. Mr. HINES then took his dogs back to the scene of the crime and put them 
the scent again. They went right back to the same place. Then Mr. HINES came to Greenville, got a 
warrant and went down to Grifton on the 11 o'clock train., he having received information that HARDY 
had been seen going that way and was expected to try to board the train there and get away. The police at 
Grifton had been notified and they had HARDY under arrest when the train arrived. HARDY's shoes 
fitted the tracks around the scene of the crime. Alfred HARDY was arrested, but was released on bail. 



PETITION OF WM WHITFIELD OF PITT COUNTY 

NC General Assembly Session Records, April-May 1780, House Joint Resolutions. 

To the Honorable Assembly now setting in Newbern 

The Pertition of Wm WHITFIELD most Humbly Shewth that your Honours Pertitioner being Very much 
Disabled in body & having a Charge of Children all small & of a Very Small Interest to support them on is 
Desirous that your Honours would take it into Consideration being present himself & seeing his Infirmity 
to give him a discharge from all publick Taxes is your own Judgements will plainly Demonsterate his 
Inability therefore Expecting a Complyence to my Request your Honours petitioner as in Duty bound 
shall Every Pray 

April ye 16th: 1780 Wm WHITFIELD 

[granted April 20, 1780] 



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Murders in Pitt County 

Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Murder of David Smith 

From the John Herritage Bryan Papers, PC. 6, Box 24; NC Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina. 

According to a local tradition, a Sam RALSTON killed a David SMITH in Greenville about 1830. In the 
Recollections of Greenville in My Boyhood, by Tom C. DAVIS, which appeared in the Eastern Reflector, 
Oct. 4, 1901, Davis states ..." It was on the hill near the gallows landing in a hut that Sam RALSTON 
killed Dave SMITH which caused at the time a great sensation. RALSTON escaped to the west and 
became very rich as a Sante Fe trader." These are undated lawyers' notes [brackets are by the editor]. 

"Case for Mr. BRYAN 

Penny McDUEL — That on the 4th night of Feby she heard a noise outside of the door, She went to the 
door opened it and saw RfALSTON] stab S[MITH] twice, that during the time that R[ALSTON] was 
stabbing, SMITH exclaimed RALSTON don't kill me. I owe you no harm and that R[ALSTON'S] reply 
was God d — m you dont speak a word and gave S[MITH] a fatal stab, that R[ALSTON] jumped at her 
with an instrument which he had in his hand about 12 inches long, and said to her that if she ever told it 
he would treat her in the same way, that S[MITH] made a spring to get in the house and jumped with his 
feet in and fell backwards. 

Jno H. BURNEY — Slept in the room adjoining H J TOOLE, and was awakened in the night by a noise at 
Mr. TOOLES door. Heard Mr. R[ ALSTON] exclaim, TOOLE I have Killed David SMITH and upon 
TOOLES denoting the fact, he repeated it and said that he had stabbed him, that S[MITH] had violently 
laid hold of him and pulled him out of bed, and he arose and killed him. 

It is said that a person (unknown to me) was on the night SMITH was Killed walking toward the house, 
and when about twenty paces from the house he saw RALSTON stab S[MITH] and saw him fall, he 
immediately retreated and saw nothing more. As it is uncertain whether there is such evidence tho. we 
are assured it is so; We would like to have your opinion without this evidence and also with it. Jas K 
GREENE will prove that on the evening in question he loaned RfALSTON] an orange stick, that the part 
of stick found there is a part of his stick. RfALSTON] the next day declared in ALBRITTONS Tavern that 
he had not killed David SMITH, but had tried damned hard. 

If two witnesses are summoned, they can prove that they on the day after SMITH was killed, saw some- 
thing red and resembling blood on the lining of RfALSTONS] coat. 

Defence — Penny McDUEL on her examination before the Coroner, swore positively that she did not see 
any person commit the deed, and on a subsequent examination before the Magistrate she testified in the 
same manner, the Magistrate upon her refusing to swear that it was somebody, committed her to jail as 
an accessory, and doubtless beleived that she would be tried and punished. On Friday GREENE was 
examined and public opinion settled the matter down on RALSTON. And on Saturday evening 
RfALSTON] testified as before stated, beside this, witnesses can be produced that will swear that they 
would not beleive her on her oath unless corroborated by other testimony. A Year or two since this 
woman swore a child with which she was then pregnant to a white man and when it was born it was 
black. 

SMITH was a noisy quarrelsome man, was most always drunk and when drinking was annoysome to 
those with whom he had ever had disputes. In July last at HOYLES, RfALSTON] and SfMITH] had some 
words and would have fought but for the intervention of Bye Standers. They were parted, RfALSTON] 
cooled of and went to the tavern. SfMITH] after an hour or so followed him armed with a club and 
renewed the quarrel. On the night SfMITH] was killed and previous to his being Killed, a man by the 
name of NICHOLS was at the house where SfMITH] was subsequently Killed, NICHOLS was attacked in 
coming out of the house and wounded. When NICHOLS got up town he meets with Sfmith] and tells him 
of his treatment. SfMITH] immediately replied I will go and see if they can serve me so and starts off in a run. 

Questions...If RfALSTON] told TOOLE on Tuesday night and TfOOLE] was employed next day can 
TOOLE be made to testify as to when he was employed and state what confessions were made to him 



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before he was so employed. Do you think the case bailable, if the Grand jury find a true bill, can the 
venue be changed to Beaufort without R[ALSTON] appearing in Open Court, or Could the Judge while 
on a circuit and not attending Pitt Court order the venue to be changed. If R[ ALSTON] would appear and 
surrender to a judge could that Judge take bail." 

Martin (Mot) Galloway Shot John A. Hardee, 1886 

Pitt Co. Coroners Inquests, 1886-1889, NC Archives, Raleigh, NC. 

"Inquest over John A HARDEE in Chicod Township Pitt Co- 30 
Ned SMITH testimony Dec 30, 18[8]6 

the first time I Saw J A.HARDY was Runing Mot GALAWAY around the paling on the Back Side of mall the 
house out of my Site J A HARDY came Back on the oporsit Side of the Road and the next time I saw J A 
HARDY going towards his house and Mot was in his house with His gun in hand dor cursing J. A. HARDY 
and daring him to come in Side of his fence and I saw J A HARDY git over the fence and I Saw mot GAL- 
AWAY Snap a cap at J A HARDY and mot tried the other Barrel of his gun and it fired and kill J A HARDY 
witness Ned (his mark) SMITH 

Jno P REDDING 

Verdict 

We the geurs in the inquest over the boddy of Jno A HARDIE, come the conclusion that he came to his 
death by being Shot by a gun in the hands Martin GALAWAY. December 31, 1886 
Miles X EDWARDS, Jas X GREEN, James L. WARREN, James R. WARREN, Jr, W. M. MORE, Jr , 
B. J. BIRDGES 

Witness Jno P. REDDING Cor 

James SPANE testimony Dec 30 18[8]6 

and the first time I saw J. A. HARDY he was at mot GALAWAY house and I dont know wether the dore 
was open or no and mot & wife came Runing to the house and got the Baby out of the House and mot 
told J. A. HARDY to come out of his house and when J A HARDY came out he had a mawl on his sholder 
and J. A. HARDY Rund mot around the paling and down the Road and threw the mawl on the other Side 
of the Road and the last I Saw of him he was in the act of loading his gun and was cursing J A. HARDY 
and J. A. HARDY call me to Bare witness that mot GALAWAY was loading his gun for me J. A. HARDY 
and J A. HARDY Sed he was going to make friends with mot GALAWAY and ask me to go with him I 
told Him I did not have time and in a short time I herd the gun fire But did not See it 

J H SPAIN 
Jno P. REDDING Cor 

[PAGE MISSING] ...I herd the dore Slam mot & wife came Runing to the House & orded him out Several 
times and the next time I Saw Mot GALAWAY was Runing Round the paling and J. A. HARDY was 
chasing him with a mawl on his Sholder and also Run him Down the Road a hundred or two yards and 
threw the mawl down and the next time I Saw him J A HARDY call me and Shode me mot GALAWAY 
loading his gun to Soot me with and the next I herd mot GALAWAY cursing and daring J A HARDY over 
the fence told him he wanted kill him if he cam over the fence in a Short time I Saw J A HARDY up the 
Road towards his house mot Still cursing and had pointed his gun towards the Road J A. HARDY Stope 
and ask mot if he was going to Shoot him in the Road and mot told him mot god dam him and the Road 
two But just come in Side of the fence and I will Shoot you and J H HARDY walk a few Steps farther and 
ask mat if he would not let him come in and Shake hands with him and mot told him no if he come in 
then or any other time he would kill him a god dam sun of bich and a few moments after I herd a cap 
Burst and herd mots wife Say dont kill him and then Saw him J H HARDY Runing towards mots hose 
and saw the gun fire and Saw J H HARDY fall to the grown and I dont think J. A. HARDY live fifteen or 
twenty minets after the gun fired 

Witness W H (his mark) HADDOC 

Jno P. REDDING Cor 



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Nancy DOSON testimony Dec 30 

I Saw J A HARDY come to the Backdore of Mot G ALAWAY house and struck the dore with a Stick But 
did not git in he came Round to the frunt dore and tuck a mall from under the house and Burn the dore 
open and about that time mot wife Rund in the House and got her Baby and mot come to the dore and 
told J A HARDY to come out of his house J A HARDY told him he would not and for him not to come in 
the house and Saw J A HARDY come out of the house with the moll in his hand and Rund after mot 
GALAWAY around the gardin and I Sept of a peace and when I came Back I saw mot Standin in his dore 
with his gun in his hand and mot was cursing J A HARDY and J A HARDY had Started home and then 
turn Round and came Back towards the house and as he got over the fence mot GALAWAY poped a cap 
at him and told him to not Shoot J A HARDY and By that time he had Shoot him J A HARDY Run Right 
on in the yard and turn to com out and the next time I saw him he was ded 
Witness Nicy (her mark) DOSEN 

Jno P. REDDING Cor 

Evidence of N. W. CAMPBELL 

I came up about the time or alittle after the breth left him I herd a gunn fire and herd ofel larm with 
Woman as I thought he J A HARDIE was at my house a few minutes be fore I found him ded I think he 
mite ave bin dangers a munts wiman or childran but I dont think he was amonts meen 
Witness " N. W. CAMPBELL 

Jno P. REDDING Cor" 

Peter Hardee Killed Ben Frank Hardee 



Eastern Reflector, Wednesday, March 6, 1895 

"Ben Frank HARDEE and Peter HARDEE were two brothers who lived together with their sisters in Swift 
Creek Township. Saturday the boys went to Ayden, and on the way back home began quarelling as they 
rode together. There was no eye witnesses to what occurred along the way, but a man passing the same 
road later in the evening found Ben HARDEE up to his neck in water in the swamp. The man pulled Ben 
out of the water and found that he had a very dangerous cut in the abdomen. Ben told that his brother 
Peter stabbed him and when he fell out of the cart drove off and left him. The man carried Ben on home. 
Peter had been there and left his horse but immediately disappeared. Nothing was seen of him Saturday 
night, but he put in an appearance at the house Sunday and said he wanted a private talk with Ben. They 
had the talk and after that Ben told a different tale about how the cutting occurred, saying that he fell on 
his knife. Peter's head was badly beaten up and he says that Ben done it with a cart round. Ben died this 
morning and Peter is reported in a critical condition from the wounds on his head. These are the particu- 
lars gathered from people in town to day from the neighborhood in which the brothers lived and who 
were at the house yesterday. Dr. LAUGHINGHOUSE, Coroner, went down and held an inquest, the 
verdict of the jury is as follows: That Ben HARDEE came to his death from a knife wound inflicted by 
Peter HARDEE. The latter was committed to jail without bond." 

Brother Slays Brother 

Daily Reflector, Monday, Oct. 7, 1907 

"James JEFFERSON Killed by Thomas JEFFERSON 

Information reached here today that James JEFFERSON was killed Sunday night by his brother, Thomas 
JEFFERSON, at their home near Fountain in the western portion of the county. The brothers were well to 
do men and lived together on the BYNUM plantation which they purchased some years ago. The particu- 
lars of the tragedy are meagre, the report being James JEFFERSON, while supposed to be insane, without 
warning made an assault upon his brother Thomas, and the later killed James in self defense. Our infor- 
mant also stated that insanity was hereditary in the family. The father of these men spent several years in 
an asylum and another went insane last year. 



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Pitt County Wills 



Will of Col. John Hardee, 1783 

Contributed by Martha Mewborn Marble. The will and inventory of Col. John Hardee are located in the 
Simpson-Bryan Collection, 1733-1916, #3326, Box 2; The North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, Univer- 
sity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Published with permission. Transcribed by Roger Kammerer and 
Elizabeth Ross. 

*^ 

The Last Will and Testament of John Hardee Esq'r 

State of No. Carolina 

In the name of God, Amen, I John HARDEE of Pitt County and State afsd. Calling to Mind that it 
is Apoininted for all men Once to die, being Weak in body but of Sound & disposing Mind 
(Blessed be god for it) do make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament in Manner and form 
following Vt. 

My Soul I give to God who gave it, my body to the Earth from Whence it Came to be decently 
interred at the discretion of my Executors, and as to Worldly Estate hath pleased God to bless me 
With all I dispose as follows, 

Impremis I Lend unto my Loving Wife during her Natural Life and no Longer, One Negro man Called 

Simon, One Negro woman Called Dinah, One Negro Woman Called Rayney, And all my Stock of 
Cattle hogs and Sheep belonging to the Plantation Whereon I now Live also One Sorrel horse 
Called Dolphin. Together With the Plantation and Utensils for husbandry, also I lend my loving 
wife during her Natural Life one half of my houshold furniture and after my Wifes Death I Will 
And Devise that the Afsd. Negroes Cattle hogs, Sheep and Utensils and houshold furniture be 
Equally divided between the Children of Abraham ENLOES (deceast) and the Children of 
Elizabeth SIMPSON and the Children of Jemima SMITH 

Item I Give to my Grandson John Hardee SIMPSON One Negro boy named Phill to him and his heirs, 

Item I Give unto my Grandson Samuel SIMPSON One Negro boy Called Ambrose Abraham to him 
and his heirs, 

Item I Give unto my Grandaughter Elizabeth SIMPSON One Negro girl Named Patt to her and her heirs, 
Item I Give unto my Grandaughter Ann SIMPSON One Negro Girl Called Poll to her and her heirs, 
Item I Give unto my Grandson Jos ep SIMPSON One Negro boy named Toney to him and his heirs, 

Item I Give unto my Nephew Abraham HARDEE One Negro boy Called Tom to him & his heirs, 

Likewise One bed a provided the aforesaid Abraham HARDEE Should die Without Issue Law- 
fully begotten by him the Sd. Abraham HARDEE, that then Afsd. Negro Shall be Equally divided 
between the Children of Abraham ENLOES deceasd. John SIMPSON & David SMITH 

Item I Give Unto my Grandson Hardy SMITH One hundred Acres of Land I hold by deed from 
Lawrence KIRVEN Also fifty Acres of Land I hold by deed from Daniel WILSON, Likewise 
Another hundred Acres of Land Joining the Ould Survey I had from Lawrence KIRVIN To him 
and his heirs, all Containing Two hundred And fifty Acres; 

Item I Give unto my Grandson David SMITH One Negro boy named Caleb to him and his heirs, 

Item I Give unto my Grandson John Hardee SIMPSON one half Acre Lott of Land which I bought of 
Thomas CURTIS, Lying in the Town of Martinborough No. 101 

Item I Give my Grandaughter Mary SMITH six Table Silver Spoons; 



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Item I Give my Grandaughter Zilpha SMITH Seven Silver Tea Spoons, 

Item I Will after the Decease of my wife that my Executors Sell the Other half of my houshold 
furniture of all Kinds, and All my stock of Cattle hogs horses and Mares; belonging to the 
plantation Whereon Phill Lives and Every thing thereon (Negroes Excepted) And the Money 
thereby raized to be Equally divided between the Children of Abraham ENLOES Deceasd. the 
Children of John SIMPSON & the Children of David SMITH 

Item I Give unto my son in law John SIMPSON The Plantation near his mill Where James DEGGS 
formerly Lived With One hundred Acres Land Lying on the South Side the Main road; To him 
his heirs and Assigns forever; 

Item I Give and bequeath unto my daughter Jemima SMITH the Land And Plantation Whereon I 

now Live, And all the Lands I now possess (Except what is before Willed; To her and her heirs 
forever; 

Item I Will that my Negroes Which I have not Willed With the residue of my Estate be disposed of 
as follows Vt. To my Son in Law John SIMPSON One third part To my Son Law David SMITH 
One third part the Other third part to be Equally divided between my Grand Children Eliza- 
beth HERPJNGTON, Susannah SHEPHERD And Mary POPE; 

Provided that if Any of the Above Legatees have Any Demand by Acct. or other Wise against 
my Estate after my demise & will Not give my Executors proper discharges for their Demand 
Against my Estate that then and in that Case it is my Will & desire that my Executors Sell all or 
as much of the Legacy given to Such Legatee Which Shall refuse to Give a discharge to my 
Executors for Such Demand as Shall be Sufficient to discharge his or their demand 

Lastly I do hereby Constitute Ordain & Appoint my Sons in Law John SIMPSON and David 
SMITH, James GORHAM and George EVANS to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testa- 
ment hereby revoking all Other Wills by me heretofore Made. In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto Set my hand and Seal December 22. 1783 
Signed Sealed and Delivd. 

In Presents of us John HARDEE {Seal} 

John HARDEE Ju'r 
John SPAIN 
Isaac HARDEE 
Anthony DEGGE 

(con'd. next page) 



BETHEL ITEMS-JOHN W. CARSON HURT 
Eastern Reflector, Tuesday, May 28, 1901 

John W. CARSON, age 65 years, happened to an accident on May 20th. He had been down to his shop for 
some vinegar, when he got to his gate the dump cart turned over and threw out a keg of vinegar on his 
leg and cut it so near off that the doctors had to amputate it. He has everybody's sympathy. Hope he will 
soon be out. 



Wilson Ledger, April 7, 1858 

At the University of Pennsylvania, a Degree of Doctor of Medicine was recently conferred on James 
H. HEMES, of Marlboro, Pitt County. 

Raleigh Register, Semi-weekly, July 3, 1827 
Richard EVANS of Pitt Co., has been admitted by the Superior Court to practice law in County Courts. 



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Inventory of the Estate of Col John Hardee Deceased 

December 8th 1784 



1 Maple Desk, Containing Patents and other 

Papers and Sundry small Articles. 

1 Large Looking Glass 

1 Small Ditto 

1 Maple Table 

1 Small Ditto 

1 Tea Table 

1 Pine Table 

1 Old chest 

I Smooth Bore Gun 

II Flag Bottom Chairs 

5 old flag Bottom Chairs 
1 Leather Bottom Couch 
1 Square Pine Table 

8 Feather Beds and Furniture 

1 Linen Wheel 

3 Woolen wheels 

2 Servers 1 Case & 11 Bottles 

1 Still and Worm 

2 Large Chaney Bowles 

6 Delph Plates 4, Old Basons 
15. Plates 4. Old Dishes 

1 Copper Tea Kittle 

1 Iron Ditto 

1 Copper Coffee Pot 

1 Soop Dish 2 Soop Plates 



3 Jugs 4. Butter Stone Pots 
2 Spice Morters 1 Pessil 
12 Old Barrels 

1 Saddle 2 Horses 1 Mare 

4 Pots 3 Iron Pot Trammels 

1 Loom 1 hand Saw 

4 Hyides 2 Scillets 2 Pair Dog 

2 Brass Candle Sticks 

1 Pair of Tongs 1 Chaney Tea Pot 

2 Pair of Steelyards 

1 Dutch Oven 1 Frying Pan 
1 Hackle 2 Large Glass Bottles 
8 Pieces of Crokery Ware 
1 Seat white Tea Ware 
1 Dozn. Silver Table Spoons 
1/2 Dozn. Ditto Tea Spoons 



Names of Negroes 



Simon 


Jack 


Raney 


Sue 


James 


Fill 


Dinah 


Dinah 


George 


Lewis 


Crease 




Fortymon 


Jesse 


Sarah 




Oliver 


Robin 


Sebina 




Ambrose 


Jack 


Cloe 




Will 




Comfort 





Will of David Smith, 1797 

This transcription was taken from a typed copy by Alice Mills Elks. The photocopy of this original Will, 
which is located in the Pitt County Wills, NC Archives, is extremely blurred, and was misidentified for 
many years as Daniel Smith. The editor compared the photocopy with the typed version and agrees with 
Mrs. Elks's transcription. The location of the original copy of the Will is unknown. 

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State of NorthCarolina } In the name of God Amen I David SMITH, Senior of the State and County 
Pitt County } aforesaid, Planter, calling to mind that it is appointed unto all persons to 

die and being poor in health but of sound and disposing mind blessed be God for it in manner have 
thought proper I make and ordain this to be my last Will and testament vizt. 

Imprimus, my soul I give to God who (gave) it to me and my body to the dust from whence it came be 
decently buried as my Executors may think proper and for what worldly goods it hath blessed God to 
bless me with I dispose of in the following manner vizt. 

Item — I lend unto my wife Jemima SMITH the land and plantation whereon I now live on with all the 
houses of every kind, Plantation, orchards and with the cows, buildings, kitchen furniture with all the 
crop that may be housed or standing or growing upon the said plantation leaving her an interest life. 



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Item — I lend unto my wife Jemima SMITH during her natural life the following negroes vizt: one negro 
man named Ambrose, on negro boy named Bob, one negro named Qualk, one negro woman named Rose, 
one negro woman named Luce, one negro boy named Robbin and one negro boy named Jim (son of Dinah). 

Item — I give unto my daughter Susanna CANNON one negro woman named Bett with her increase, one negro 
woman named named Shaney with her increase, unto the said Susannah CANNON her heirs and assigns 
forever, all which negroes are now in the posession of the said Susanna and her husband Nathl. CANNON. 

Item — I give unto my son, Henry SMITH one negro boy named Jim, & son of negro woman have which he 
sold Jim, first, after the death of my wife I give one negro man named Ambrose which is left her to him his 
heirs and assigns forever. 

Item — I give unto my daughter Elizabeth MOORING her heirs and assigns forever one negro girl named 
Peggy which she has now in possession and after the death of my wife I give her one negro woman named 
Roz which is lent my wife during her natural life. 

Item — I give unto my daughter Sary SMITH one negro woman named Patience with her increase to her 
heirs and assigns forever which negroes are now in her posession. 

Item — I give unto my daughter Zilpha NUNN during her natural life one negro girl named Jenny after her 
death I give the said negro girl Jenny to the oldest daughter Nanney NUNN together with increase to her 
heirs and assigns forever. 

Item — I give unto my son Hardee SMITH one negro man named Sam which he had in possession, after the 
death of my wife Jemima, one negro boy named Qualk and one negro boy named Jim, son of Dinah which is 
lent to my wife during her natural life. 

Item — I give unto my son David SMITH, Junior his heirs, assigns forever one negro man named Caleb 
which he has in ossession and after the death of my wife I give him one negro boy named Pabble [?] one 
negro boy named Robbin which is lent to my wife Jemima SMITH during her natural life. 

[top of second page illegible ] 

them I lend to my daughter Alsey NELSON one negro girl named Ariner to one together and 

and one to be left in the hands of my daughter for her use during her natural life and 

after her death then is to be sold and to be equally divided among her children. 

Item — I give unto my daughter Sally SMITH her heirs and assigns forever one negro woman named Sarah, 
one negro girl named Dinah together with their increase also one feather bed and furniture. 

Item — I give unto my son John SMITH his heirs assigns forever one negro boy named Cason and one negro 
boy named Jack also one feather bed & furniture. 

Item — I give unto my daughter Abigail SMITH her heirs and assigns forever one negro girl named Sarah 
and one negro girl named Jenny daughter of Sarah, also one feather bed and furniture and one m ohog any 
tea table. 

Item — I give unto my son Charles SMITH his heirs and assigns forever one negro boy named Borton and 
one negro boy named Bone [?] and one feather bed & furniture and one negro girl named Betty daughter of 
negro woman Lucy. 

Item — I give unto my sons John & Charles SMITH their heirs and assigns forever after the death of wife 
Jemima SMITH all the lands & plantation which my sons now possess and assigns also one negro woman 

named with her increase and also all the hives of bees cattle hogs sheep of every kind that shall 

remain after my wifes death also all the household and kitchen furniture of any kind that shall remain. 

Item — I give unto my wife Jemima SMITH one negro woman named Dinah to her and her assigns forever 
also one Riding Chair, harness. It is my will and desire that all the negroes belonging to the estate under age 
remain in my wifes possession till the children reaches to lawful age provided that she raises and supports 
the said children free from any expense in a decent manner. 



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Item — It is my will and desire that my negro man N [?] which is run away be sold to pay all my just 

debts and residue of the money if any remains to my wife Jemima SMITH for the sole benefit of her. 

Lastly I constitute nominate and appoint my wife Jemima SMITH and my sons Hardee SMITH & David 
SMITH to be my true and lawful Executors to this my last will and testament renouncing and revoking all 
other wills and testaments made by me whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal to this my last will 
and testament this eighteenth day of February one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven. 

Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of us 

Nathl.BLACKL.EDGE David SMITH {Seal} 

Thomas PELLON 



Will of Aaron Tyson Allen, 1838 

Will Book 1, Pitt County Clerks Office, Pitt County Courthouse, Greenville, NC. Contributed and tran- 
scribed by Eleanor Allen. 

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The last Will and Testament of Aaron T. ALLEN. 

In the name of God Amen I Aaron T. ALLEN of the county of Pitt & State of North Carolina being of 
sound and disposing mind do make and publish this to be my last Will & Testament to (wit). I lend to my 
beloved wife Susan ALLEN during her natural life or widowhood the tract of land whereon I now live. I 
also lend to my wife Susan the whole of my land except forty acres which I intend for my two children 
Priscilla & Samuel during her natural life or widowhood I also lend to my wife Susan ALLEN the whole 
of my property during her natural life or widowhood which (I) may not give any in this will. 

Item 2nd I give and bequeath to my daughter Priscilla FLAKE twenty acres of land in the Samuel 
BROWN tract known by the name of Sal-day plane on the lower side. I also give & bequeath to my 
daughter Priscilla FLAKE Fifty dollars in notes. 

Item 3rd I give and bequeath to my son Samuel ALLEN twenty acres of land in the Samuel BROWN tract 
known by the name of Sal-day plane on the upper side. I also give & bequeath to my son Samuel ALLEN 
Fifty dollars in notes also one young sow and pigs. 

Item 4th I give and bequeath to my daughter Lewcy ALLEN Fifty dollars in notes. 

Item 5th I give and bequeath to my son Ichabod ALLEN Fifty dollars in notes. 

Item 6th I give and bequeath to my son John R. ALLEN Fifty dollars in notes. 

Item 7th I give and bequeath to my son Zachariah ALLEN Fifty dollars in notes. 

Item 8th I give and bequeath to my son Ivy ALLEN Fifty dollars in notes. 

Item 9th I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret ALLEN Fifty dollars in notes. 

Item 10th I give and bequeath to my s Lewis ALLEN Fifty dollars in notes. 

Item 11th I give and bequeath to my daughter Sally Ann ALLEN Fifty dollars in notes. 

Item 12th I give and bequeath to my son Thomas & to my daughter Elizabeth THIGPEN both of which 
are living in the State of Alabama all of my wright title and Interest in the property I inherited on heires 
by the death of my brother Ichabod ALLEN in the State of Alabama I also give and bequeath to the said 
Thomas ALLEN & Elizabeth THIGPEN all right title and interest that I had in the land I purchased of Samuel 
ALLEN. 

Item 13th I leave forty five dollars for the purpose of buying a farm Horse for the use of my wife during 
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Item 14th After the death or marriage of my wife Susan my will and desire is that the land which I have 
loned her shall be equally divided between my children (to wit) Lewcy ALLEN, Ichabod ALLEN, John R. 
ALLEN, Zachariah ALLEN, Ivey ALLEN, Margaret ALLEN, Lewis ALLEN, & Sally Ann ALLEN the 
balance of the property which I have loned my wife after her death or marriage I have to be sold and the 
money arrising from said sale to be equally divided between all my children non living in the County of 
Pitt. 

Item 15th I nominate and appoint my friend John SPAIRS as executor to this my last will & Testament. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and seal 13th day of January 1838. 
Signed sealed and delivered 

In the presence of us Aaron T. ALLEN 

William (his X mark) BEDDARD 
Moses BEDDARD 

May Sessions 1838 

Then this paper waiting property to be the last will & Testament of Aaron T. ALLEN was exhibited into 
open court & proved indue form of law by the oath of William BEDDARD & Moses BEDDARD the 
subscribing witnesses thereto Let it be enrolled at the same time John SPAIRS the executrix therein named 
qualified as Executrix 
Hereto atteste 
Archibald PARKER Clk 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

I William D. MOYE Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the aforesaid County do hereby certify 
that the foregoing is a true copy of the will of Aaron T. ALLEN as full & wr_ten as remaining of record. 
Given under my hand & seal of office at Greenville the 25th day of October A.D. 1845 
William D. MOYE, Clerk 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

I Marshall DICKINSON chairman of the Court of Pleas for the said County of Pitt do hereby certify that 
William D. MOYE whose signature is to the foregoing certificate of record is and was at the date thereof 
the clerk of the said court that due faith & said is to given there to and that the same is in due form of law 
given under my hand and seal in said county of Pitt the 25th day of Oct 1845 
Marshall DICKINSON 
Chair C.C. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

I William D. MOYE Clerk of the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the aforesaid County do hereby 
certify that Marshall DICKINSON whose signature appears to the foregoing certified is chairman of our 
said Court & that full faith should be given to his acts as such. Given under my hand and seal of office at 
Greenville the 25th day of October A.D. 1845. 
William D. MOYE, clerk 

The State of Alabama Perry County 

I Jas. F. BAILEY, Judge of the Probate Court of the County and State of aforesaid Do hereby certify that the 
foregoing pages contain a true copy of what purports to be a genuine & certified transcript of the pro- 
ceedings had in the Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Pitt in the State of North Caro- 
lina. That the foregoing copy has been carefully compared with the said supposed transcript by me at the 
instance of Ichabod I. ALLEN of this county & I find the same to agree in every particular. 
In the testimony of which I have 
hereto set my hand & Seal 
of office June 2nd 1858 
Jas. E BAILEY, Judge 



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Will of Joseph Braddy, 1862 

From Pitt County Wills, C. R. 079. 801, NC Archives. Contributed by Donald L. Cooper. 

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In the name of God Amen 

I Joseph BRADDY of the State of North Carolina and County of Pitt being in Sound mind and memory do 
make this my last Will and testament in manner and form following(viz) I lend unto my beloved wife 
Lydia BRADDY all of my property Consisting of Land and all the rest of my estate after paying all my 
just debts during her natural life or widow except my double barrel Sot Gun which I give to my beloved 
Son Benjamin F. BRADDY to him and his heirs forever, my desire is that at the death or marriage of my 
wife Lydia BRADDY is for all my estate to be equally divided between my Lawful Heirs to them and 
their Heirs forever. I do hereby nominate and appoint my friend Peter RIVES my Lawful executor to 
execute this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal this May 
7th 1862. 
Witness 

William B. FLEMING Joseph (his mark) BRADDY {seal} 

Elkanah TEEL 



The John Simpson Cemetery 

Eastern Reflector, April 17, 1889. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 
"A Cemetery More Than a Century Ago 

There is a very interesting graveyard situated about six miles below Greenville, on land owned by Col. 
Harry SKINNER. Years ago many of the prominent people of this section were buried in that spot. A 
friend who recently visited the burial ground tells us there are a number of very handsome tombstones 
and monuments there, some of which are in an excellent state of preservation and look almost as well as 
when new. He has furnished us with a number of names and dates found upon some of these monu- 
ments, which we publish. Now and then a name may appear that will then a name may appear that will 
be remembered by our oldest living citizens, but some of them have passed all recollection. 

John Simpson, was born March 8th, 1728, died March 1st, 1788. 

His wife, Elizabeth Simpson, was born in 1738, died March 25th, 1805. Five children of this couple were 

buried in the same plot, one in each of the years 1770, 1781, 1790, 1800 and 1804. 

James Easton, was born in Hartford, Conn., Jan. 10th, 1756, died at Milton, Nov. 29th, 1810. 

Ann Easton died in 1823. 

Penelope Simpson died in August, 1797. 

John Easton died in 1846. 

Julia Easton died in 1854. 

Joseph Brickell, was born December 23rd, 1769, but in taking down the names our friend overlooked the 
date of his death. 

J. S. M. Brickell, born in 1802, died in November 1829. 

Sarah Brickell, born November 26th, 1778, died July 17th, 1852. 

Sallie Simpson, wife of John Norcott, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Brickell, born in 1799, died in 1820. 
Eliza Brickell died in 1798. 

Martha Ann Amanda, wife of Wm. Sherrod and daughter of Gould and Martha Hoyt, died August 20th, 
1844, aged 17 years, 6 months and 5 days. 

The mother of the last person mentioned, Mrs. Martha HOYT, is still living in Greenville at an advanced 
age, being about 85 or 86 years old. Two sisters of Mrs. SHERROD, Mrs. Sallie MARSHALL and Mrs. J. J. 
DANCY, are also living here, as are her two grand daughters, Mrs. F. G. JAMES and Mrs. Dr. Zeno BROWN. 
The children of Mrs. JAMES are the fifth generation from Mrs. HOYT. It is an unusual occurence that 
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Bible Records 



DANIEL BIBLE 

The New Testament , translated out of the original Greek, New York, 1802, Printed by Benjamin Gomez, 
for Thomas S. Arden, Bookseller and Stationer, No. 186, Pearl Street. The bible has a brown cover sewn 
together with tobacco twine. Owned and contributed by Goldis Starling Reel. 

[scribbles] 

Willie Daniel July August 
Edmund A Daniel 

Willie Daniel his testament January The 24th 1805 
Enoch James 

Willie Daniel and Peggy Cherry was maried June the 28th 18 [sewn into cover] 

WHICHARD RECORD 

This book, The Acts of the Days of The Son Of Man, from the Passion Week to his Ascension, was printed 
by Conrad Zentler, North Second Street, near Sassafras Street, Philadelphia, 1808. Owned and contributed 
by Goldis Starling Reel. 

[scribbles] 

Willie Daniel his Book January the 27 Day 1820 

James Whichard was born in the Year Febuary 20th 1825 



DAVID SMITH BIBLE 

The bible is a Common Prayer Book, printed and sold by T. & J. Swords, No. 160 Pearl Street, New York, 
1810. It is bound in a bright red cover and annotated with other dates and information. The brackets are 
by the editor. The bible is owned and contributed by Goldis Starling Reel. 

David Smiths Book Sept the 19, 1813 Price $ 4 Dollars 

Births of the children of David and Elizabeth Smith; who were married by James Sheppard Esq. Sunday 
evening May 14th 1808 

William Henry was born 22nd day of February 1810 and Died 5 May 1837 
John Stanly; was born 13th day of January 1812 
Ann Eliza, was born 23d day February 1814 

David Rufus; was born 7 day of October 1816 and Died feb the 3 1840 

William H. Smith and Emerline James was married September the 15 Day 1833 on Sunday Evening 
John S. Smith and Salley Daniel Was Married the 24 March 1835 

J.S. Smith and Sarah Daniel was married March 24th 1835 By John Cherry 
Births of the Children of Jonr & Sarah Smith 

William Henry Smith Was Born March 17th 1838. Died March 18th 1881. Aged 43 
Margaret Ann Elizabeth Smith Was Born Febuary 8, 1841 Died Feb 20th 1874. Aged 33. 
Jane Eliza Smith Was Born January 2 1844 
James Thomas Smith Was Born August 7th 1846 



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Births of the children of John & Jane Hardee, who were married by Dr W. Bernard, on Thursday morning 

March 13th, 1862. 
Stella Hardee was born Dec 23d, 1862. 
Leon Stanly Hardee was born Dec 1st 1875. 

Births of the children of John and Sarah Hardee who was married by Henry Smith Esquire on Tuesday 

Evening April the 20 1807 
Charles S Hardee was borned March the 25 day 1808 
Josiah Hardee was borned June the 4 day 1809 
John S Hardee was borned October the 20 day 1810 
Luizer was borned October the 1 day 1812 
Salley Hardee was borned June the 28 day 1814 
Josey arm Hardee was borned July the 5 day 1817 
Elizabeth Hardee was borned Febuary the 28 day 1818 Amen 
John S Hardee 
April 27 day 1834 

Stephen Harrington & Ann Eliza Smith was married February 8th 1831 on Tuesday evening by Arden 

Moore Esqr 
[Stephen?] Died 1 Day of Febuary 1839. 

Births of the children of Louis and Stella Kittrell: 
Effie Elizabeth was born Oct 11th 1884. 
Hattie Cleora was born June 17th 1887. 
Osceola Samuel was born Feb 15, 1889. 
Lona Jane was born Aug 7th 1891 
John Bryant was born April 25th, 1893. 
Leon Lewis was born Aug 13th 1895. 
Wilbur Marvin was born Aug 17th, 1897. 
Linwood Gold was born Aug 12th 1901. 

Leon Stanly Hardee married Addie Louvenia Corbitt Aug. 31, 1904. They had one child. 
Janie Gold Hardee was born Feb. 7, 1909. died May 22, 1975 
Janie Gold Hardee married Robert Belvin Starling May 21, 1938. 
Their children are 

Goldis Staron Starling who was born Mar. 21, 1942 

Leo Hardee Starling who was born Nov. 28, 1943 

Goldis Staron Starling married John Calvin Reel Jr. March 3, 1962 

Their daughter Cynthia Dawn Reel was born July 8, 1964 

Their son, John Michael Reel, was born January 8, 1970. 

Their daughter Melanie Staron Reel was born July 14, 1971 

Leo Hardee Starling married Mary Evelyn Mauney Dec. 17, 1961. 
Their daughter, Sheri Lynn Starling, was born Nov. 5, 1963. 
Robert Hardee Starling, their son, was born April 7, 1968 
Sheri Lynn Starling married Paul Eugene Sproles on Aug. 22, 1987 
Their son Johnathan Paul Sproles was born Mar. 24, 1989 

Annotations by Goldis S. Reel: 

William Henry Smith (1838-1881) married Nan Joyner 

Margaret Ann Elizabeth Smith (1841-1874) married Charles Rountree 

Jane Eliza Smith (b.1844) married John Bryant Hardee 

James Thomas Smith (b. 1846) died Aug. 11, 1918 married Mary Shepherd 



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Other children of John Stanly Smith and Sallie Daniel Smith: 

Francis Marion Smith, b. June 17, 1849, d. Feb. 21, 1908 married Amanda T., b. Sept. 4, 1848 
John Q. Smith who married Ellen Fleming 
Ada Cleora Smith who married D. D. Haskett 

Stella Hardee died Aug. 195_ 

Leon Stanly Hardee died Aug. 17, 1970 

Pitt County Deed Book Q page 397 shows a deed dated April 20, 1807 in which John Hardee and Sarah 
(Sally) Smith agree that David Smith (brother-in-law) will handle her property during her mar- 
riage to John Hardee 

John Stanley Smith married (second) Frances Ringgold after Sallie Daniels Smith died. Their children 
were: 

1. David Stanley Smith 

2. A baby who died at 6 months (Tersie Mordenia) 

CHERRY BIBLE 

Bible with no cover or date page. Owned and contributed by Goldis Starling Reel. 

John Cherry and Louinda P. S. Lanier Was married October 30th in the year of our Lord 1827 

PATRICK BIBLE 

The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, published in New York, by the American Bible 
Society, 1879. Owned and contributed by Goldis Starling Reel. 

[scribbles] 

Greenville Miss Mattie Green 
Miss Chanie Cherry Book 
AlsyJTyson 1877 Greenville Pitt Co 

Family Record Page 

Chrischaney Patric was Bourn on the 9 Day of July 1830. 

RUEL THOMAS JOHNSON WILLOUGHBY BIBLE 

Holy Bible, Red Letter Art Edition, no publication date. Owned and contributed by Maxine Newsome 
Maloney. 

Ruel Thomas Johnson Willoughby The son of Robert Thomas Willoughby and Absaly Ann Arcena 
Willoughby, his wife, was born Aug 13th 1866 

Anna Dora Harrell The Daughter of Warren Christopher Columbus Harrell, and Ruth Harrell, his wife 
was born July 8th 1875 

Births 

Ruth Arcena Willoughby The Daughter of Ruel Thomas Johnson Willoughby and Anna Dora Willoughby 
his wife was born July 1st 1915 

Myrt Wilson Willoughby The Son of Ruel Thomas Johnson Willoughby and Anna Dora Willoughby his 
wife was born Jan 10th 1917 



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CERTIFICATE 

This Certifies that the Rite of Holy Matrimony was celebrated between R. T. J. Willoughby of Roanoke 
Rapids and Anna Dora Harrell of Roanoke Rapids on Sept 23 [crossed out] Nov. 23rd — 1904 at Roanoke 
Rapids, N. C. by Mr. Brown was Join Together 
Witness Mr. Henry Vaughan, Mrs Thad Parker 

Marriages 

Cyrus Thomas Warren Willoughby 
Annie Mae Warrick 
Married Nov. 24, 1928 

Susie Willoughby 
Bunyan C. Newsome 
Married Nov. 22, 1933 

Births 

Cyrus Thomas Warren Willoughby the Son of Ruel Thomas Johnson Willoughby & Anna Dora 

Willoughby his wife was born June 17th 1906 
Columbus Jackson Willoughby the Son of Ruel Thomas Johnson Willoughby and Anna Dora Willoughby 

his wife was born June 16th 1908 
Susie Willoughby the Daughter of Ruel Thomas Johnson Willoughby and Anna Dora Willoughby his wife 

was born Feb. 26th 1910 

Irma Willoughby the Daughter of Ruel Thomas Johnson Willoughby and Anna Dora Willoughby his wife 
was born May 14th 1912 

Deaths 

Columbus Jackson Willoughby 
Died Oct 1909 



BENJAMIN F. MANNING BIBLE 

Contributed by Mrs. Elsie Forlines Cole of Winterville, NC, in form of photocopies. Holy Bible, published 
by A. J. Holman & Co., No. 1222 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa; 1889. Transcribed by Elizabeth Ross. 

On the Fly leaf: 

B. F. Manning Book 
Bought February 24th 1889 
Cost $2.85 
Benjamin 

Matrimony Page: 

B. F. Manning of North Carolina and Mattie A. Huggins of North Carolina on 13 day of Jan. 1886 
at W. H. Huggins by Elder Fred McGlawhorn. Witnesses: A. G. Cox and J. W. Nobles. 

On bottom margin, same page: 

John Leroy Forlines of North Carolina and Leta Nannie Manning of North Carolina were married 

Dec. 25, 1912 at B. F. Mannings by Eld. C. L. Little. Witness H. B. [illegible] and Heb_ 

[illegible] 

Births 

B. F. Manning Jr the Son of Charles Manning and Christina his wife was born April 27th. 1865 
Mattie A. Huggins the daughter of W. Huggins and Rachel his wife was born April 18th 1866 
Carra Darcus Manning the daughter of B. F. Manning and Mattie A. his wife was born Oct. 2nd 1893 
Louis Allen Manning the Son of B. F. Manning Jr and Mattie A. his wife wa born April 12th 1889 



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Walter Winzerlow Manning the Son of B. F. Manning Jr and Mattie A. Manning Jr his wife was born May 
25th 1891 

Leta N. Manning Forlines daughter of the above name was born January 24 1897 
Marriages 

[Births recorded here] 

W. H. Rouse was born Dec. 13th 1867 

Lula Lee Manning the daughter of B. F. & M. A. Manning was borned April 12th 1899 

Mattie Frances Forlines the daughter of John Forlines and Leta his wife was born Sun. March 27th 1921 

Franklin Leroy Forlines the son of John Forlines & Leta his wife was born Sunday Nov. 14th 1926 

Charles Manning the Son of Liniton Manning & Rillie his wife was born Aug. 8th. 1832 

Christina Manning the daughter of Henry Smith and Selie his wife was born Dec. 18th 1838 

John Leroy Forlines the son of H. L. Forlines and Cordelia his wife was born Aug. 16th 1883 

Elsie Virginia Forlines was born Fri. Jan. 8th 1915 

Edith Christine Forlines was born Tuesday July 9, 1918 

The above were the daughters of John and Leta Forlines 

Jack Stanley Forlines the son of John Forlines & Leta his wife was born Monday Jan. 30th 1933 
Deaths 

Charles Manning died May 2 [struck-through] 4 1887 

Walter Winslow Manning died Dec. 10th. 1891 

B. F. Manning died Mar. 26th. 1929 

Mattie A. Manning died May 12th 1931 

Rachel Huggins departed this life June 9th. 1867 

Christina Manning died Oct. 18th. 1918 

William Henry Huggins died Mar. 28th 1898 

Lula Lee Manning died July 8th 1900 

Notes accompanying a handwritten copy located in the "Miscellaneous Genealogies," ECU Manuscript Collection, 
J. Y. Joyner Library, Greenville, NC [author unknown]: 

Rachel Stocks married first to Loving and had two children, one named Susan who md. 

McGowan, lived Vanceboro. Rachel married then to Henry Huggins and had two children, Mattie 
and Lizzie who married Ben Freeman and lived near Farmville. 

Carrie Huggins mother's parents raised her, after her mother died. Her father moved to Rock Ridge, N.C., 
he remarried, and never returned to Winterville. He's probably buried there. Rachel's grave is not 
known to Elsie Forlines Cole. 

Mattie A. Huggins's name was Mattie Ann 

Elsie's sister Christine has the original photo of W. Henry Huggins, of which Elsie Cole has a copy. 
Elder Nile Manning was an important Baptist leader- he was brother of Linston Manning. 

MCGLOHON-ELLIS BIBLE 

The following bible record was taken from a typed version found in the J. L. Jackson Papers, Sheppard 
Memorial Library, Greenville, NC. The bible was owned by Joseph McLawhon in the 1930's, present 
whereabouts unknown. Items in parentheses are by J. L. Jackson. 

Eleazer Ellis and Ann Bonner Blount were married Feb. 23, 1814 
Jeremiah McGlohon and Susan Elizabeth Ellis were married July 28, 1841 
John Pierce and Betsy Ann McGlohon were married December 10, 1865 
Benjamin F. McGlohon and Mary W. Jenkins were married July 23, 1865 
W. A. Moore and Pattie A. McGlohon were married December 12, 1877 
Joseph McGlohon and Nannie E. Harrington were married Jan. 15, 1886 



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Nannie Harrington was born April 14, 1868 

(Children of Joseph and Nannie [McGlohon]) 

Asher Guy born January 17, 1877 

Ulyses Biggs born September 16, 1888 

Onnie Estelle b. Nov. 1, 1891 

J. J. b. October 21, 1893 

Belle Geneva b. September 1, 1897 

Annie Catholine b. August 28, 1901 

Hubert Lee b. October 13, 1903 

Joe Kitchen b. July 7, 1908 

Deaths 

Joseph McLawhon September 20, 1939 
Nancy E. McLawhon April 3, 1941 

Marriages 

Asher Guy m. Dora Roberson Nov. 10, 1910 
Ulyses Biggs m. Ellen Smith 
Onnie Estelle m. Pearlie Gurganus 
Geneva Belle m. Bennette Phillips 
Joe Kitchen m. Martha E. Phelps 

THE BROWN-DIXON FAMILY BIBLE 

Located by Roger Kammerer from NC Archives, Raleigh, NC, in 1984. Original owned by Mrs. Marion R. 
Alexander, Chapel Hill, NC. The New Testament was printed in Philadelphia in 1816. Transcribed by 
Elizabeth Ross. 

John Dixon, his book, September 29, 1822 

Nathan Brown son of Jacob Brown and Sarah his wife was born Aug. 7, 1784 
James Brown son of Jacob Brown and Sarah his wife was born Feb 26, 1791 
Mary Brown dau of Jacob Brown and Sarah his wife was born Feb 26, 1791 
William Brown son of Jacob Brown and Sarah his wife was born March 6, 1794 
Elizabeth Susan Brown dau of James Brown and Sussana his wife was born March 27, 1823 
Almarine Brown dau of James Brown and Sussana his wife was born Jan. 31, 1825 
George Slade Brown son of James Brown and Sussana his wife was born Sept. 30, 1826 
Mary Dixon departed this life on Dec. 2, 1827 

Pathen Brown son of James Brown and Elizabeth his wife was born July 26, 1828 
Bartemos Brown was born April 14, 1831 

Joseph James Brown was born July 22, 18 

Polly Ann Hill Brown was born Aug. 27, 1837 

James Brown deceased this life Nov. 24, 1868 

Uriah Edwards and Aney Brown was married Aug. 10, 1825 

Frederick A. Godley the son of P. F. Godley and Mary Ann Godley his wife was born Jan. 4, 1830 

Elizabeth Godley the dau of Perse F. Godley and Mary Ann his wife was born Oct. 24, 1831 

Walter Dickson departed this life April 4, 1811 

Fannie L. Dickson his wife departed this life Oct. 28, 1814 

Uriah Edwards and Nancy his wife were married Jan. 30, 1821 

Marion Susan Edwards and Wm. Henry Edwards children of the above were born Oct. 30, 1821 

Nancy Edwards the wife of Rier Edwards deceased this life on June 8, 1823 

Betsey Dickson dau of John and Penelope Dickson was born Nov 17, 1807 

Walter Dixon did move from Pitt County to Beaufort County Jan. 2, 1811 

Frederick Harding deceased this life Oct. 5, 1822 

William Godley deceased this life Oct. 20, 1822 



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Obituaries 



From old newspapers on microfilm, contributed by Roger Kammerer. 




Washington S. E. SMITH Dies From Paralysis 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, Nov. 14, 1930 

Washington SMITH, 74, a prominent planter of the fountain section, died at his home Sunday night at 11 
o'clock following a stroke of paralysis in the early morning. Funeral services were held at the home 
Monday afternoon, with Rev. WILSON of Leggett, Presbyterian minister of the Fountain church in charge. 
He was assisted by Rev. A. J. CRANE, of Tarboro and Dr. A. S. VENABLE, of Farmville. Mr. SMITH 
suffered a slight stroke last winter, but had been up all day, and feeling as well as usual when he retired. 
A man of dignity, though of a genial nature, he commanded the entire respect of the community, and was 
held in high esteem. He was the son of Capt. Bryant SMITH and Tabitha NELSON and was born in this 
county near Greenville, moving to this section immediately following the close of the war. He joined the 
Fountain Presbyterian church in 1912 and has served as elder in the Fountain church for many years, 
being a faithful and zealous Christian. His Godly counsel and the benediction of his presence will be 
greatly missed, especially in the various organizations of the church of his faith. Surviving are his wife, 
who was formerly Miss Mattie TAYLOR of Greene county, and his brother Lewis SMITH'S widow, before 
her marriage to the deceased, one daughter, Mrs. Cleon CASE, a sister, Mrs. Addie CORBETT, two 
brothers, Sherrod and Marcellus SMITH. 



Mr. J. J. DANCY Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 1900 

At a quarter to ten o'clock, Wednesday night, at his home on Third Street, Mr. Joseph J. DANCY passed 
away, after an illness of some weeks. He had passed his 78th year, and was the oldest native born citizen 
in Greenville. His wife died a few years ago and he leaves no immediate family. His nearest relatives here 
are Mrs. F. G. JAMES, Mrs. Thomas McGEE and Miss Sallie MARSHALL. The funeral took place this 
afternoon at 4 o'clock, the interment being by the side of his wife in the Methodist cemetery. The services 
were conducted by Rev. E. D. BROWN. Daily Reflector 18th. 



Ayden Items 

Daily Reflector, Tuesday, May 4, 1909 

James BLOUNT, an old darkey who lived near here, noted for his honesty and uprightness, died Sunday. 



Joe E. JEFFERSON Dies at Age of 48 Years 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, Nov. 21, 1930 

Joe E. JEFFERSON, 48 years of age, son of the late Robert and Caroline JEFFERSON, a well known and 
industrious farmer of the Fountain section, died at his home near the suburbs of that place on Sunday 
afternoon at 6:30 following an attack of pneumonia. Elder Amos CRISP of Pinetops, Primitive Baptist 
preacher, had charge of the last rites, which were held at 1:30 Monday afternoon at the home, interment 
being made in the Fountain cemetery. Surviving are his wife, who was formerly Miss Bessie BELL, a sister 
of L. R. BELL, local tobacco warehouseman, and nine children, three sisters; Mrs. Lizzie LEWIS and Mrs. 
Rebecca WOOTEN, of Macclesfield, and Mrs. K. T. THIGPEN of Fountain, and four brothers; Lum, Lee, 
Henry and Wright JEFFERSON, all of the Fountain community. 



Tarboro Enquirer, Oct. 11, 1873 

Died near Greenville on Sept. 20, of stomach cancer, John Stanley SMITH. 



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Mrs. Nancy CRAWFORD Dies in Beaver Dam 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, May 22, 1931 

Mrs. Nancy E. CRAWFORD, 83, died at the home of her son, John P. CRAWFORD, in Beaver Dam town- 
ship Tuesday night. She had been an invalid for about two years and death was not unexpected. Funeral 
services were conducted from the late home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. M. A. WOODARD, 
of Winterville. She was a member of the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist church, and was held in high 
esteem by a host of friends throughout the community. She is survived by the sons and a daughter, B. X, 
J. B., and J. H. CRAWFORD, and Mrs. Alice NICHOLS, all of Pitt county. She is also survived by a sister, 
Mrs. J. H. VANDIFORD. 



Mrs. G. JACKSON Dies Here Today 

Daily Reflector, Saturday, Oct. 18, 1924 

Mrs. Guilford JACKSON, 84, died in this city early this morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. 
H. D. MABE. Mrs. JACKSON was born on December 23, 1840, being a daughter of the late Mr. Guilford 
HARRIS, and Mrs. Catherine Moye HARRIS of this county. She was beloved by a host of friends in 
Greenville. Several weeks ago Mrs. Jackson, came to Greenville from Kinston to visit Mrs. MABE and a 
few days after her arrival she suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which she never rallied. The deceased 
possessed a lovely christian character and was beloved by people throughout Pitt and Lenoir counties. 
She was a remarkable person considering her age and was always thoughtful of others. Funeral services 
will take place at the family burying ground near Ayden tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. 



Died Mrs. Guilford HARRIS 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., July 25, 1894 

Mrs. Guilford HARRIS, living about three miles from town on the old Newbern road, had a stroke of 
paralysis on last Wednesday, about 1 o'clock. Mrs. HARRIS is about 80 years old and fears are entertained 
for her recovery. Since the above was written Mrs. HARRIS has died. 



Died Mrs. Robert Ann HARRIS 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, May 12, 1933 

Mrs. Robert Ann HARRIS, 75, died at nine o'clock Thursday morning at her home near King's Cross 
Roads after an extended illness. She was a widow of the Alex HARRIS, who died about 16 years ago. 
Funeral services will be conducted from her late home this (Friday) afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. B. L. 
MANNING and interment will be made in Nobles graveyard in the Reedy Branch community. Surviving 
are two sons, Alex HARRIS of King's Cross Roads; Robert HARRIS, Ayden; two daughters, Mrs. Will 
JONES, Greenville; Mrs. Reba HINSON, Ayden; two sisters, Mrs. Jane SMITH, Winterville, and Mrs. 
Gertrude TYSON of the Frog Level community. 



Died From Football Injuries 

New Bern Daily Journal, Friday, Dec. 20, 1895 

Robert WILSON, a young man of Grimesland, fifeteen or sixteen years old, died Monday night the 16th, 
inst. His death was occasioned by injuries received in a game of football at the Greenville school two 
weeks previous. He received a kick in the breast which bruised his lungs, and pnuemonia followed and 
terminated his life. 



Eastern Reflector, Dec. 15, 1886 

Died on Nov. 12, in Swift Creek Twsp., John Angel SMITH, aged 93 years, 3 months and 6 days, due to 
exhaustion. He was a strict member of the Primitive Baptist Church for 60 years. 



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Died Mrs. Harriet DUPREE 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, June 16, 1933 

Mrs. Harriet DUPREE, 77, died at her home near Falkland Saturday night following illness of 14 months. 
Funeral services were conducted at her late home Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock by Rev. W. S. 
HARDEN, pastor of the Greenville Presbyterian Church. Interment was in the family burying ground on 
the Williams farm. Mrs. DUPREE was the wife of the late Louis B. DUPREE and the daughter of William 
R. WILLIAMS and Harriet P. LEARY. She was a staunch member of the Presbyterian Church of Falkland 
and showed much interest in the work of the denomination until illness prevented active work. She is 
survived by two sons and one daughter, Victor B. DUPREE of near Falkland, Chauncey L. DUPREE of 
Greenville, and Mrs. J. L. KNIGHT of near Falkland. She also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Rosa TROTMAN of 
the Falkland community. 



Daily Reflector, Dec. 9, 1910 

Died on Dec. 4, John STOCKS, son of Alf STOCKS of Grifton, from a tumor on his face. He was buried 
near Elm Grove. 



Daily Reflector, March 20, 1909 

Died, Nash EDWARDS of consumption. He leaves a widow and eight children. He was buried near Red 
Banks. 



Marion Francis SMITH Laid to Final Rest 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, July 25, 1930 

Funeral services for Marion Francis SMITH, 73, were conducted from the Smith home on Grimmersburg 
street, Monday afternoon at 3:30, by Rev. R. F. PITTMAN, Free Will Baptist minister of Ayden. Mr. 
SMITH, who died Sunday afternoon at 4:45, after an illness of four weeks, w as a native of the Bell Arthur 
section of Pitt county, and lived there all his life, until seven years ago when he became a resident of 
Farmville. He was widely connected and was well known and beloved throughout the county. He had 
been married 43 years, his wife, formerly Miss Emily Lilla NICHOLS of the Beaver Dam section, survives 
him with six daughters: Mrs. W. G. GAY, Mrs. Ellen LEGGETTE, Misses Callie, Hilda, Ethel, Emily 
SMITH, all of Farmville; six sons, Leslie, Jack, Guy, Ned of Farmville; Mack and Jennis SMITH, Bell 
Arthur, four sisters; Mrs. Addie SPEIGHT of Roanoke Rapids, Mrs. B. P. WILLOUGHBY of Bell Arthur, 
Mrs. Lizzie FLANAGAN and Mrs. Sheba FLANAGAN of Farmville, four brothers; Ivy and C. D. of Bell 
Arthur; Mills SMITH of Greenville, and Ben SMITH of Texarkana, Ark., and a number of grandchildren. 



Prominent Colored Man Dead 

Daily Reflector, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1909 

Moses KING, a well known colored man here, died Monday and was buried Tuesday evening. For a long 
time he carried on a market business. In the days of Fusion rule which put negroes practically in control 
of several Eastern towns, Moses was one of Greenville's police officers. 



Mrs. Dicie BREWER Passes 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, May 11, 1934 

After an illness of some weeks, due to the infirmities of age, Mrs. Dicie BREWER, 76, died at the home of 
Charlie JOYNER near here, on Wednesday. She was a faithful and loyal member of the Free Will Baptist 
Church. Funeral services were conducted from her late home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock bt Rev. 
L. R. ENNIS, of Farmville, Rev. J. R. MOYE, Snow Hill, and Rev. R. F. PITTMAN, Ayden. Interment was 
made in Forest Hill cemetery. The deceased is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frances GAY, of South 
Carolina. 



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Mr. Elisha LANG Dead 

Daily Reflector, Wednesday, October 6, 1909 

Mr. Elisha LANG died Tuesday night at his home in Grifton. He was a large farmer and merchant and 
carried on his business with marked success. His death is indeed a loss to his town and county. The 
funeral will take place Thursday afternoon with Masonic honors, Mr. LANG having been a member of 
that order. 



Washington Progress, Feb. 20, 1908 

Died Feb. 4, William Charlie DIXON, of typhoid pnuemonia. He was born in Pitt County Sept. 26, 1849. 
He moved to Beaufort County 10 or 12 years ago. In Feb. 1884 he married Miss Dorcas A., dau. of John H. 
LEWIS. He leaves a widow, 3 daughters and 6 sons. He joined the Free Will Baptist Church at an early age. 



Died Bryan SMITH 

Eastern Reflector, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1886 

Mr. Bryan SMITH, of Falkland township, died at ten o'clock Monday morning. Mr. Smith was 66 years 
old and leaves a wife, seven sons and two daughters. He was a man of excellent character, kind and 
hospitable to every one, beloved by all his neighbors, and his death will prove a severe loss. 



Daily Reflector, March 10, 1908 

Died near Ayden, March 8, Mrs. David MANNING. She leaves a husband. 



Daily Reflector, Jan. 22, 1908 

Died on Jan. 21, at the home of her son Joseph BARBER at Ayden, Mrs. Betsy BARBER, near 80. 



Death of an Aged Citizen, 

Wm. BREWER of Vanceboro Dies 

New Bern Daily Journal, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 1895 

Mr. Wm. BREWER died at the home of his son, County Commissioner W. C. BREWER, near Vanceboro, 
Sunday the 24th inst. He was 91 years of age, a member of the Disciple church, and has always enjoyed 
the confidence and love of the entire community. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. V. 
WINFIELD Monday afternoon. Mr. BREWER was a native of Virginia but he moved to this State early in 
life. He was first in Pitt County. There he married Miss Selina ROUNTREE who survives him, and 
afterwards moved to this county and became the owner of a large plantation, on which he has resided 
ever since- the home of Commissioner Brewer is a portion of the property. Mr. BREWER has been a 
remarkably sound and healthy man. Very seldom, indeed, having any ailment whatever, until within the 
past year, the feebleness of old age which might have been expected sooner, began to overpower him. 
Besides his wife, six children survive him. They are Commissioner Brewer, Mr. Charles BREWER of Pitch 
Kettle, Mr. Edward BREWER of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. S. R. NELSON of Nelson's Ferry, Mrs. John WILLIS, 
Mrs. W. E. BROWN and Mrs. Elizabeth McLOHORN of Vanceboro. Our townsman, Mr. C. E. NELSON, is 
his grandson. 



Daily Reflector, Jan. 10, 1908 

Died in Swift Creek Twsp., Jan. 7, Slade CHAPMAN, prominent farmer and former legislator. 



Died Mrs. Seleta Ann MOORE 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, Sept. 14, 1934 

Funeral services for Mrs. Seleta Ann Turnage MOORE, 81, well-known and highly esteemed Pitt county 
woman who died Saturday, following a lingering illness, were conducted at the home near Farmville, 



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Sunday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock and concluded at the graveside in Hollywood Cemetery with Rev. Frank 
DENNY, Primitive Baptist minister of Wilson in charge, and Rev. J. H. ROBERTS, of Greenville, and Rev. 
L. R. ENNIS, Farmville, assisting. Born and reared in Pitt County, Mrs. MOORE was the daughter of the 
late Robert E. and Nancy TURNAGE, a pioneer family of this section, and was the widow of the late 
Alfred MOORE. She had long been a faithful member of Tyson's church. Surviving, are two daughters, 
Mrs. Lucy Moore RASBERRY, Mrs. W. G. TUCKER, and two sons, Alfred B. and Vernon B. MOORE. 



With Our Colored People 

Daily Reflector, Thursday, May 14, 1908 

The news of the death of Brother Churchel ANDERSON, sexton, trustee, leader, and a faithful member of 
the A. M. E. Zion church, came to us like a thunder bolt from a clear sky. He is well known to the people 
of Greenville. He leaves to mourn their loss a faithful wife, two children, two brothers, five grand chil- 
dren and a host of relatives and friends. Burial and perhaps funeral tommorrow. 



Pope PIPPIN Buried in Greene County 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, Nov. 19, 1926 

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Henry MOORE place in Greene County, for Pope 
PIPPIN, of Marlborough. Mr. PIPPIN died Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock after an illness of eighteen 
months. He suffered from fatty degeneration of the heart and complications. He is survived by his widow 
who was Miss WAINRIGHT. Mr. PIPPIN was born and reared in Pitt County. He conducted a store at 
Marlborough until failing health forced him to give it up. He was widely known as a man of genial, jovial 
disposition. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church. 

Abner HUDSON Dead 

New Bern Daily Journal, Thursday, Feb. 18, 1892 

The Washington Progress says that Abner HUDSON was killed Wednesday of last week near Pactolus by 
a falling of a tree. He was in the timber business and while felling a tree it lodged and then flew back, 
struck him and broke his neck, death resulting instantly. 



Eastern Reflector, Jan. 20, 1886 

Died on Jan. 14, about 9 miles from Greenville, the wife of James C. COBB. 



Eastern Reflector, Oct. 22, 1884 

Died in Chicod Twsp. Oct. 16, Thomas ADAMES, after a short illness, aged about 65. He was a consistent 
member of the Free Will Baptist Church. 



Daily Reflector, Feb. 1, 1906 

Died Jan. 29, Mrs. Sallie KEEL, 86, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry TAYLOR in Carolina Twsp. 
She was the mother of Messers. J. S. and H. F. KEEL of Greenville. 



Died Mr. R. B. PARKER 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, May 28, 1920 

Farmville and vicinity was saddened Monday evening, May 23rd, to learn of the death of Mr. R. B. 
PARKER at the home of his son; Mr. Cleveland PARKER. This was the final termination of a long life of 
usefulness, Mr. PARKER being seventy-four years old at his death. He has been ill for quite a while and 
when death touched him in the cool of this May evening it was no surprise to those of his loved ones who 
were with him at the parting. He was a conservative gentleman, never making a great demonstration of 
his opinions and beliefs, but sincere and earnest in everything he went about. Rev. CRISP, of Falkland, 
conducted the funeral rites at the family burying ground. The many attendants upon the funeral attested 



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the loving esteem in which Mr. PARKER was held. He is survived by four sons, Messers, R.A., Cleveland, 
Frank and William PARKER; two daughters, Mesdames Watt NEWTON and W. B. HEARN, and one sister, 
Mrs. W. H. NICHOLS. 



Mrs. Maggie PIERCE Succumbs 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, Nov. 14, 1919 

After a lingering illness of several months, Mrs. Maggie PIERCE died at her home in Falkland November 
2nd. and was buried in the cemetery at this place the day following. The funeral services were conducted 
by her pastor Rev. Mr. FLEMING of the Presbyterian church of which she was a true and loyal member, 
assisted by Rev. Mr. MORTON of Farmville. She was in her fifty seventh year, and though suffering with 
an incurable disease, was patient to the end. She is survived by three sons, Viz: Mr. L. T. PIERCE, of 
Farmville; Mr. Clarence PIERCE, of Spring Hope, and Mr. Preston PIERCE, of Falkland; also three sisters 
and three brothers, viz: Mrs. Addie WINSTEAD, of Norfolk, Va., Mrs. M. Z. MOORE, of Wilson, Mrs. 
Martha PIERCE, of Falkland, and Mr. R. W. SMITH, of Farmville, Mr. W. M. SMITH, King's X Roads, and 
Mr. J. H. SMITH, of Falkland. 



Eastern Reflector, Feb. 18, 1891 

Died on Feb. 10, Elias Spencer HARRIS, near Falkland. He married a few years ago to a woman of Virginia. 



Joe SMITH Dead 

Daily Reflector, Monday, January 29, 1906 

Mr. Joe SMITH, of Contentnea township, who about two weeks ago was gored by a vicious bull, as told at 
the time by our Winterville correspondent, died Friday night from his injuries. The funeral was held 
Sunday near Bethany church, about four miles from Winterville. Mr. SMITH was a member of 
theWinterville Tribe of Red Men and was buried with honors of the order. About twenty-five members of 
Withlacooche Tribe of Greenville attended and took part in the ceremony that was beautiful and impres- 
sive. During the excercises a perfectly white pigeon was released from the grave which was emblematic 
of purity, its flight typical of the spirit's return to the Great Spirit. The Great Sachem F. M. HODGES was 
present to lead the ceremonies for the Red Men, and the religious service was conducted by Rev. Mr. 
CORBETT of the Free Will Baptist church. 



Tarboro Press, July 11, 1835 

A stranger about 20 years of age, stating himself to be a seaman, and calling himself William B. 
SHEPPARD, arrived at Greenville, in this State, on his way south, on the 19th ult. was immediately 
taken sick, and died on the 25th. He has, as he believed, several brothers and sisters in New Orleans, 
but could not remember their address, in consequence of his not having had an opportunity of 
communicating with them for the last seven years. He said his father was called Henry B. 
SHEPPARD, and that he was an emigrant to Louisiana from this State. 



The Wilmington Journal, Oct. 11, 1866 

Died last Wed. night, in the vicinity of Scuffleton, Pitt Co., after a dozen or more men went to the 
house of Jesse HART, of CANNON & HART, took him out and shot him, reason not thus far known. 



North State Whig (Washington), Oct. 11, 1854 

The subscribers have this day formed a copartnership under the name TYER, MOORE & Co. for the 
purpose of carrying on the merchantile and distillery business. Maysville, Pitt Co. July 1854 

N. TYER 

W. L. TYER 

George W. MOORE 

Benj. F. MOORE 



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New Members 



J. D. Adams 
103 Field Street 
Greenville, NC 27858-8637 
<jadams@ecu.campuscwik.net> 
Surnames: ADAMS, PARAMORE, 
CONGLETON, PARKER, MILLS, 
EVANS, KEEL, HINES 

Linda Anderson 
329 Woodard's Ford Road 
Chesapeake, VA 23322-4348 
<Cander9267@aol.com> 
Surnames: TRIPP, LUCY, SLAUGH- 
TER, ANDERSON, SMITH, STOCKS 

Jane Barnhill 
3231 Staton Mill Road 
Robersonville, NC 27871-9350 
Surnames: BARNHILL, EVERETT, 
PURVIS, LITTLE, BROWN, HOUSE, 
BULLOCK, BRILEY, LEGGETT, 
ROEBUCK, NELSON, MANNING 

Jean D. Caldwell 
P. O. Box 381 

Washington, NC 27889-0381 
252-946-2404 

Surnames: THIGPEN, COBB, EWELL, 
HODGES 

Lennie D. Pitt Dunbar 
3616 Forest Garden Ave. 
Baltimore, MD 21207-6307 
Surname: PITT 

George Middleton Dykes, III 
205 Yoakum Parkway, Apt. 1021 
Alexandria, VA 22304-3826 
703-751-5956 

<GMD@NETECH2.COM> 
Surnames: DYKES/ DIKES /DYCKES/ 
DYKS 

Marvin Gill Haddock 
148 Water Lilly Loop 
Edenton, NC 27932-9283 
<gilly@inteliport.com> 

Karen Buck James 
1544 Craig Drive 
Greenville, NC 27834-7710 
<bajames@eastnet.educ.ecu.edu> 
Surnames: CLARK(E), BUCK, 
ABERNATHY, HARDEE 



Carol Martoccia 
903 East Fifth Street 
Greenville, NC 27858-2409 
<psmartoc@eastnet.ecu.edu> 
Surnames: PRIDGEN, LOFTIN, 
BRIGHT, GRAY, GRAVES, RUFFIN, 
BROWN, BATTEN, PITTMAN, 
HOLLAND, HARPER, BRUTON, 
WILLIAMS, OATES, LEWIS, 
MARTOCCIA 

Sue Hall Mills 
228 Nickel Heights Road 
Paducah, KY 42003-1212 
Surnames: HALL, CARR, 
CUNNINGHAM, GREEN(E) 

William "Bill" R. McCartin 
5066 Norrisville Road 
White Hall, MD 21161-9504 
Surnames: TUTEN, SWAIN, 
CAYTON/CATON, SPENCER 

William O'Neal 
P.O. Box 282 

Morehead City, NC 28557-0282 

<boneal@cllis.com> 

Surnames: O'NEAL, UPCHURCH, 

WILLOUGHBY, SUTTON, WHITE 

Sammy Anson Pierce 
3048 South Glebe Road 
Arlington, VA 22206-2769 
<Pierce3369@aol .com> 
Surnames: SAWYER, TINGLE, 
PIERCE, SAULS 

Nancy L. Pittman 
1654 NC 121 

Greenville, NC 27834-7184 
252-758-7023 

<npittman@ecu.campuscwix.net> 

Ola Porter 
2910 Evans Street 
Greenville, NC 27834-6462 
Surnames: PORTER, TALLEY, 
CHERRY, SUTTON, SAMPSON 



Lorin David Smith 

1118 Park Drive 

New Bern, NC 28562-5844 

<Idsesq@hotmail.com> 

Surnames: SMITH, MOORE, ASBURY, 

HALL, EVANS, WILLIAMS, 

HARRINGTON, FOY, MELVILLE, 

DIXON 

Betty Davis Spain 
3223 La Vista Road 
Decatur, GA 30033-1420 
Surnames: DAVIS, JONES, 
HAMMOND, PULLIAM 

Frank Tyson 
1110 Doral Lane 
Houston, TX 77073 
<jodyfrank@comwerx.net> 
Surnames: TYSON 

Ronald C. Venters, Sr. 
409 New Circle Drive 
Ayden, NC 28513-1528 
<venterrc@greenvillenc.com> 
Surname: VENTERS 

Martin Memorial Library 
200 North Smithwick Street 
Williamston, NC 27892-2044 

Rowan County Genealogical Society P. 
O. Box 4305 

Salisbury, NC 28145-4305 
(Exchange) 

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c/o Judy French 
P. O. Box 267 

Bryson City, NC 28713-0267 

<jfrench@dnet.net> 

(Exchange) 

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P. O. Box 8764 

Rocky Mount, NC 27804-6764 
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Queries 



Does anyone have definite PROOF that the Mary TYSON (b. 1748, d. 1800) who married Major Benjamin 

MAY, was the daughter of Cornelius TYSON and Mary SHERROD? 

— Alice S. RICHMOND; 140 Pinecrest Road, Durham, NC 27705-5813 (919-489-0051) 

<RAKERICHMO@aol.com> 

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Would like to exchange information on Joseph HOUSE (1800s, Greene Co., NC). 
—Dixie FERRIS; 104 Maumee Court; Cary, NC 27513-5147 (919-469-0489) 

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Seeking parents' and siblings' names of Matthew WARD, and his complete birth dates. 
—Dora SANDERS; 711 14th Northwest; Miami, OK 74354. e-mail: Dsanders@RecTec.Net 

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Seeking name of the mother of Pitt Co. Revolutionary War Lt. Arthur FORBES, Sr. His father was John 

FORBES. Who were the parents of Lt. FORBES's wife, Julie? 

—J. A. L. MILLER, Jr.; 7912-H Harris Hill Lane; Charlotte, NC 28269-0704. e-mail: 

jalmillerjr@worldnet.att.net 

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George MOYE married Fereby BELL, Pitt, NC, on Dec. 7, 1820, died before 1870. Who were the parents of 
this George MOYE? 

—Robbie Sewell MOYE; 1703 Salem Ch. Rd.; Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919-735-5896). e-mail: robbie@esn.net 

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Seeking information on a James SMITH born on Octboer 24, 1725, in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. His 
wife's name was Margaret HAMILTON who was born November 6, 1730. They had 8 children. Believed 
to have arrived in Virginia 1751 or 1752, and may have later moved to Pitt County. Could have had ties to 
the Robert WILLIAMS family who had large land holdings on the south side of the Tar River near 
Falkland Landing. 

— William James SMITH; 317 Oakwood Circle; Danville, VA 24541. 

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I am trying to find out more about the Pitt Co. Samuel CHERRY (of the 1700s), husband of Nancy 
MOORING (Pitt Co.). He was the father of John CHERRY (Pitt Db T, page 237). He was the grandfather of 
Peggy CHERRY that married Willie DANIEL on June 28, 1806. Willie might have had a 1st wife named 
Prisa ANDREWS. 

— Goldis Starling REEL, 102 Havenstraat St., Kernersville, NC 27284 (336-996-7004). 

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I am researching the family of Ruth MEEKS BRITT. She was married to BRITT by 1819. Her father 

was Nathan MEEKS of Pitt Co., NC, born before 1742. 

—Ruth JOHNSON; 1154 Taylor wood Circle, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405-5943 (205-758-0013). 
<Ruthsjohns@aol.com> 

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Seeking info on Mills & Delilah (Drake) PEEL. Mills b. 1784, Hertford Co., NC, m. Delilah DRAKE, of 
Edgecombe Co., NC, ca. 1810. Moved to Burke Co., GA, ca. 1830. Their sons were James b. 1812; Levi b. 
1815; Edmund b. 1817; Dempsey b. 1819; Thomas b. 1823; Unnamed dau. b. 1821; all born in Edgecombe 
Co., NC. Will pay any copy /postage costs. 

—John Gordon WILLIAMS 025154; P. O. Box 221 Y-ll Union Correctional Institution; Raiford, FL 32083-0221. 

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Jesse DILDY/DILDA died after 1820 census. Need country of origin and name of Ivey, his wife. In an old 
family Bible "was a MAY" is written by her name. 

—Margaret EICHMAN; 1244 W. Crescent Ave.; Redlands, CA 92373-6539 (909-792-8847). 

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Lookinng for information on Frances AVERETT, a widow, aged 42 at the time of the 1850 census. She is 
listed with children: Mary, Elizabeth, and Jordan AVERETT. Who was her husband? What was her 
maiden name. 

—Jim ANGLIM; 19 Beechwood Terrace; Matawan, NJ 07747 (732-566-0730). <JimAnglim@aol.com> 

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Seeking information on parents of John BROOKS, b. 1785, Pitt Co., d. Aug. 8, 1851; m. Mary KENNEDY. 
Also seeking information on the family of Ada Estelle BLAND, b. 1872, Pitt Co., d. ca. 1875; m. John 
Zachariah BROOKS on Dec. 15, 1890, in Pitt County. [Editor's Note: Dates typed as shown in query] 
—Judith B. MARCUM; 3366 W. 15th PL; Yuma, AZ 85364 (520-783-2759) <jbmarcum@sprynet.com> 

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Looking for information about the descendants of Edward JOLLEY, who was b. 1876 in Beaufort Co., NC. 
He was the oldest son of John Hymon JOLLEY and Mary (Polly) WARREN. He married Malissa 
WHITEHURST of Pitt County in 1901 . 

—Nancy Akers PAYNE; P. O. Box 1041; Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-1041 <nabalaha@gateway.net> 

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Would like to hear from other researchers of the HERRINGTON, JACKSON, HADDOCK, TAYLOR AND 
ALDERSON families of Pitt County, NC. 

—Patricia ZUMWALT; 147 Rainbow Dr. #4766; Livingston, TX 77399-1047 (888-757-7701) 

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Seeking information on parents of Moses STANDLEY (d. 1812, Wayne Co., NC); married Sally WEST, 
dau. of John WEST of Craven Co., NC. 

—Ray GRIFFIN; 333 Chadwyck Drive; Danville, VA 24541-3306 (804-793-1744) <rgriffin@gamewood.net> 



WELL KNOWN CITIZEN OF WINTERVILLE DEAD 

Farmville Enterprise; Fri., Nov. 5, 1920 

Mr. Elias L. HAZLETON Dies after Lingering Illness; Funeral at Hugo. 

Winterville Nov. 9. — On Tuesday, November 2, Mr. Elias L. HAZLETON passed away at his home in 
Winterville. Mr. HAZLETON had been in feeble health for several years, as the result of an accident at 
Kinston in 1913. 

Mr. HAZLETON was born in Tyrrell county, September 7, 1845, being in his 76th year. He was the son 
of the late Dr. Christopher HAZLETON and Mary CALHOON HAZLETON. His parents died in his early 
childhood, he and his sister, Miss Ann HAZLETON, being the only survivors. 

He entered Hillsboro College in Orange county in the fall fo 1860. In the Spring of 1864 he volun- 
teered in the Civil War and was in service during the remainder of the war. 

Mr. HAZLETON united with the Episcopal church at St. John's in Pitt county near Grifton, when he 
was a young man. He was of noble character, always standing for that which was upright and clean. 
On April 4th 1871 Mr. HAZLETON was happily married to Miss Mary E. COWARD, daughter of the late 
John H. COWARD and Mary E. DIXON COWARD of Lenoir county. To them were born nine children 
five of whom survive. Mrs. HAZELTON died June 12, 1891. On March 23rd 1893 he was married to 
Miss Etta TAYLOR of Swansboro, North Carolina, who survives him. Five children were born to them, 
four of whom survive. The surviving children are: Mrs. W. H. BYNUM, Mayswille, N.C., Mrs. E. L. 
HAZLETON, of El Pas, Texas, Mrs. Mary E. SMITH, Hugo, NC, Mrs. J. P. BYNUM and Mrs. Ray H. 
SMITH, Farmville, N.C.; and B. F. HAZLETON, Washington, N.C. and Miss Rachael and Mr. Sam 
HAZLETON of Winterville, North Carolina. 

Burial services were held at the grave in the family burying ground on his farm at Hugo, North Caro- 
lina, conducted by Rev. Mr. CAVINESS of Grifton. 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Adames, Thomas 26 

Adams, J. D 28 

Albrittons Tavern 6 

Alderson 30 

Alexander, Marion R 21 

Allen, Aaron T. /Tyson 13, 14 

Allen, Eleanor 13 

Allen, Ichabod 13, 14 

Allen, Ichabod 1 14 

Allen, Ivy/Ivey 13, 14 

Allen, John R 13, 14 

Allen, Lewcy 13, 14 

Allen, Lewis 13, 14 

Allen, Margaret i 13, 14 

Allen, Miss 4 

Allen, Mr. 4 

Allen, Mrs 4 

Allen, Sally Ann 13, 14 

Allen, Samuel 13 

Allen, Susan 13 

Allen, Thomas 13 

Allen, Zachariah 13,14 

Anderson, Churchel 26 

Anderson, Linda 28 

Andrews, Prisa 29 

Anglim, Jim 30 

Averett, Elizabeth 30 

Averett, Frances 30 

Averett, Jordan 30 

Averett, Mary 30 

Bailey, Jas. F. 14 

Baley, Richard 3 

Barber, Betsy, Mrs 25 

Barber, Joseph 25 

Barnhill, Jane 28 

Barrow, Capt 3 

Bass, William 3 

Beddard, Moses 14 

Beddard, William 14 

Bell, Bessie, Miss 22 

Bell, Fereby 29 

Bell, L. R 22 

Bernard, W., Dr 17 

Bird, Jonas 3 

Blackledge, Nathl 13 

Bland, Ada Estelle 30 

Blount, Ann Bonner 20 

Blount, James 22 

Bowers, John : 1 

Bowers, William 1, 2 

Braddy, Benjamin F 15 

Braddy, Joseph 15 



Braddy, Lydia 15 

Brewer, Charles 25 

Brewer, Dicie, Mrs 24 

Brewer, Edward 25 

Brewer, W. C 25 

Brewer, Wm 25 

Brickell, Eliza 15 

Brickell, J. S. M 15 

Brickell, Joseph 15 

Brickell, Sarah 15 

Britt, Ruth Meeks 29 

Brooks, John 30 

Brooks, John Zachariah 30 

Brown, Almarine 21 

Brown, Aney 21 

Brown, Bartemos 21 

Brown, E. D. Rev. 22 

Brown, Elizabeth 21 

Brown, Elizabeth Susan 21 

Brown, George Slade 21 

Brown, Jacob 21 

Brown, James 21 

Brown, Joseph James 21 

Brown, Mary 21 

Brown, Mr. 19 

Brown, Nathan 21 

Brown, Pathen 21 

Brown, Polly Ann Hill 21 

Brown, Samuel 13 

Brown, Sarah 21 

Brown, Sussana 21 

Brown, W. E., Mrs 25 

Brown, William 21 

Brown, Zeno, Dr. 15 

Bryan, James A., Mrs 5 

Bryan, John Heritage Papers 6 

Bryan, Mr. 5, 6 

Burney, Jno H 6 

Burney, Willm 3 

Bynum 8 

Bynum, Gideon 1 

Bynum, J. P., Mrs 30 

Bynum, W. H., Mrs 30 

Caldwell, Jean D 28 

Calhoon, Mary 30 

Campbell, N. W 8 

Cannon & Hart 27 

Cannon, Dennis 3 

Cannon, Nathl 12 

Cannon, Susanna 12 

Carson, John W. 10 

Case, Cleon, Mrs 22 



Caswell 5 

Caviness, Rev. Mr 30 

Chapman, Slade 25 

Cherry, John 18, 29 

Cherry, Peggy 16, 29 

Cherry, Samuel 29 

Clarak, James 2 

Clark, C. C 5 

Cobb, James C. (Mrs.) 26 

Cole, Elsie Forlines 19, 20 

Cooper, Daniel L 15 

Corbett, Addie, Mrs 22 

Corbett, Rev. Mr. 27 

Corbitt, Addie Louvenia 17 

Coward, John H 30 

Coward, Mary E 30 

Cowhowen, Dodeley 2 

Crane, A. J., Rev. 22 

Crawford, B. T. 23 

Crawford, J. B 23 

Crawford, J. H 23 

Crawford, John P. 23 

Crawford, Nancy E., Mrs 23 

Crisp, Amos 22 

Crisp, Rev. 26 

Cuningham, Mrs 2 

Curtis, Thomas 9 

Dancy, J. J., Mrs 15 

Dancy, Joseph J 22 

Daniel, Edmund A 16 

Daniel, Salley 16 

Daniel, Willie 16, 29 

Degge, Anthony 10 

Deggs, James 10 

Denny, Frank, Rev. 26 

Dickinson, Joel 3 

Dickinson, Marshall 14 

Dickson, Betsey 21 

Dickson, Fannie L 21 

Dickson, John 21 

Dickson, Penelope 21 

Dickson, Walter 21 

Dilda/Dildy, Jesse 29 

Dixon, John 21 

Dixon, Mary 21 

Dixon, Mary E 30 

Dixon, Rolen 3 

Dixon, Walter 21 

Dixon, William Charlie 25 

Doson, Nancy /Nicy 8 

Downs, John 1 

Downs, Willie 1 



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Drake, Delilah 29 

Dunbar, Lennie D. Pitt 28 

Dupree, Chauncey L 24 

Dupree, Harriet, Mrs 24 

Dupree, Louis B 24 

Dupree, Victor B 24 

Dykes, George Middleton, III 28 

Easton, Ann 15 

Easton, James 15 

Eckewls, George 2 

Edwards, John 3 

Edwards, Marion Susan 21 

Edwards, Nancy 21 

Edwards, Nash 24 

Edwards, Rier 21 

Edwards, Uriah 21 

Edwards, Wm. Henry 21 

Eichman, Margaret 29 

Elks, Alice Mills 11 

Ellis, Eleazar 20 

Ellis, Henry 3 

Ellis, Susan Elizabeth 20 

Enloes, Abraham 9, 10 

Ennis, L. R., Rev. 24, 26 

Erskine, Lord 4 

Evans, Alexander 1 

Evans, George 3, 10 

Evans, Richard 10 

Ferris, Dixie 29 

Flake, Priscilla 13 

Flanagan, Lizzie, Mrs 24 

Flanagan, Sheba, Mrs 24 

Fleming, Ellen 18 

Fleming, Rev. Mr 27 

Fleming, William B 15 

Forbes, Arthur, Sr 29 

Forbes, John 29 

Forlines, Cordelia 20 

Forlines, Edith Christine 20 

Forlines, Elsie Virginia 20 

Forlines, Franklin Leroy 20 

Forlines, H. L 20 

Forlines, John 20 

Forlines, John Leroy 19, 20 

Forlines, Leta N. Manning 20 

Forlines, Mattie Frances 20 

Freeman, Ben 20 

Galloway, Martin (Mot) 7, 8 

Ganads, Jacob 2 

Gay, Frances, Mrs 24 

Gay, W. G, Mrs 24 

Godley, Elizabeth 21 

Godley, Frederick A 21 

Godley, Mary Ann 21 



Godley, Nathan 3 

Godley, P. F. 21 

Godley, Perse F. 21 

Godley, William 21 

Gorham, F. 3 

Gorham, James 10 

Green, Mattie 18 

Greene, Jas K 6 

Griffin, Ray 30 

Gurganus, Pearlie 21 

Gurley, Lewis 3 

HaddocWH 7 

Haddock 30 

Haddock, Adml 3 

Haddock, Marvin Gill 28 

Hamilton, Margaret 29 

Hanrahan, J. A 4 

Hardee, Abraham 3, 9 

Hardee, Ben Frank 8 

Hardee, Charles S 17 

Hardee, Elizabeth 17 

Hardee, Isaac 10 

Hardee, Jane 17 

Hardee, Janie Gold 17 

Hardee, John 10, 17, 18 

Hardee, John, Col 9,10, 11 

Hardee, JohnA./JA 7,8 

Hardee, John Bryant 17 

Hardee, JohnS 17 

Hardee, John, Ju'r 10 

Hardee, Josey Ann 17 

Hardee, Josiah 17 

Hardee, Josias 3 

Hardee, Leon Stanly 17, 18 

Hardee, Luizer 17 

Hardee, Peter 8 

Hardee, Salley 17 

Hardee, Sarah 17 

Hardee, Stella 17, 18 

Harden, W. S., Rev. 24 

Harding, Frederick 21 

Hardy, Alfred 5 

Hardy, John B 5 

Harrell, Anna Dora 18, 19 

Harrell, Ruth 18 

Harrell, Warren Christopher Colum- 
bus 18 

Harrington, Nannie 21 

Harrington, Nannie E 20 

Harrington, Stephen 17 

Harris, Alex 23 

Harris, Catherine Moye, Mrs 23 

Harris, Elias Spencer 27 

Harris, Guilford 23 

Harris, Robert 23 

Harris, Robert Ann, Mrs 23 



Hart, Jesse 27 

Haskett, D. D 18 

Hazleton, Ann 30 

Hazleton, B. F. 30 

Hazleton, Christopher, Dr 30 

Hazleton, E. L., Mrs 30 

Hazleton, Elias L 30 

Hazleton, Mary Calhoon 30 

Hazleton, Rachael 30 

Hazleton, Sam 30 

Hearn, W. B., (Mrs.) 27 

Herrington 30 

Herrington, Elizabeth 10 

Hill, Isaac Hinton 3 

Hines, James H 10 

Hines, W. C 5 

Hinson, Reba, Mrs 23 

Hismith, William 3 

Hodges, Benja 3 

Hodges, F. M 27 

Hodges, Henry 3 

Hodges, John 3 

House, Joseph 29 

Hoyles 6 

Hoyt, Gould 15 

Hoyt, Martha 15 

Hoyt, Martha Ann Amanda 15 

Hudson, Abner 26 

Huggines, Carrie 20 

Huggins, Henry 20 

Huggins, Lizzie 20 

Huggins, Mattie 20 

Huggins, Mattie A 19 

Huggins, Mattie Ann 20 

Huggins, R 19 

Huggins, Rachel 20 

Huggins, W 19 

Huggins, William Henry 20 

Jackson 30 

Jackson, Guilford, Mrs 23 

Jackson, J. L 20 

James, Emerline 16 

James, Enoch 16 

James, F. G, Mrs 15, 22 

James, Karen Buck 28 

Jefferson, Caroline 22 

Jefferson, Henry 22 

Jefferson, James 8 

Jefferson, Joe E 22 

Jefferson, Lee 22 

Jefferson, Lum 22 

Jefferson, Robert 22 

Jefferson, Thomas 8 

Jefferson, Wright 22 

Jenkins, Mary W. 20 

Johnson, Ruth 29 



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Jolley, Edward 30 

Jolley, Jesse 3 

Jolley, John Hymon 30 

Jones, Will, Mrs 23 

Joyner, Charlie 24 

Joyner, Nan 17 

Kammerer, Roger ... 1, 4, 6, 9, 15, 21, 22 

Keel, H. F. 26 

Keel, J. S 26 

Keel, Sallie, Mrs 26 

Kennedy, Mary 30 

King, Moses 24 

Kinsaul, John 3 

Kirven, Lawrence 9 

Kittrell, Effie Elizabeth 17 

Kittrell, Hattie Cleora 17 

Kittrell, John Bryant , 17 

Kittrell, Leon Lewis 17 

Kittrell, Linwood Gold 17 

Kittrell, Lora Jan 17 

Kittrell, Louis 17 

Kittrell, Osceola Samuel 17 

Kittrell, Stella 17 

Kittrell, Wilbur Marvin 17 

Knight, J. L., Mrs 24 

Lang, Elisha 25 

Lanier, Jas 3 

Lanier, Louinda P. S 18 

Laughinghouse, Dr 8 

Leary, Harriet P. 24 

Lee, Thomas 2 

Leggette, Ellen, Mrs 24 

Lewis, Dorcas A 25 

Lewis, John H 25 

Lewis, Lizzie 22 

Lewis, Willis 1, 2 

Little, C. L., Eld 19 

Love, Thomas 2 

Loving, Susan 20 

Loving, 20 

Mabe, H. D., Mrs 23 

Maloney, Maxine Newsome 18 

Manning, B. F. 19, 20 

Manning, B. L., Rev. 23 

Manning, Benjamin F. 19 

Manning, Carra Darcus 19 

Manning, Charles 19, 20 

Manning, Christina 19, 20 

Manning, David, Mrs 25 

Manning, Leta Nannie 19 

Manning, Liniton 20 

Manning, Linston 20 

Manning, Louis Allen 19 

Manning, Lula Lee 20 



Manning, Mattie A 20 

Manning, Nile 20 

Manning, Rillie 20 

Manning, Walter Winslow 20 

Manning, Walter Winzerlow 20 

Marble, Martha Mewborn 9 

Marcum, Judith B 30 

Marshall, Sallie, Miss 22 

Marshall, Sallie, Mrs 15 

Martin, F. X 5 

Martoccia, Carol 28 

Mauney, Mary Evelyn 17 

May 29 

May, Benj 3 

May, Benjamin 29 

May, James 3 

McCartin, William R 28 

McDuel, Penny 6 

McGee, Thomas, Mrs 22 

McGlohon, Annie Catholine 21 

McGlohon, Asher Guy 21 

McGlohon, Belle Geneva 21 

McGlohon, Benjamin F. 20 

McGlohon, Betsy Ann 20 

McGlohon, Hubert Lee 21 

McGlohon, J. J 21 

McGlohon, Jeremiah 20 

McGlohon, Joe Kitchen 21 

McGlohon, Joseph 20 

McGlohon, Onnie Estelle 21 

McGlohon, Pattie A 20 

McGlohon, Ulyses Biggs 21 

McGowan, 20 

McLawhon, Joseph 20, 21 

McLawhon, Nancy E 21 

McLohorn, Elizabeth 25 

Meeks, Nathan 29 

Meeks, Ruth 29 

Miller, J. A. L 29 

Mills, Gus 5 

Mills, Sue Hall 28 

Mills, Willm 3 

Mixxen, Zedekiah 2 

Moore, Alfred 26 

Moore, Alfred B 26 

Moore, Arden 17 

Moore, Benj. F. 27 

Moore, George W. 27 

Moore, Henry 26 

Moore, M. Z., Mrs 27 

Moore, Seleta Ann Turnage, Mrs 25 

Moore, Vernon B 26 

Moore, W. A 20 

Mooring, Elizabeth 12 

Mooring, Nancy 29 

Morton, Rev., Mr. 27 

Moye, Catherine 23 



Moye, George 29 

Moye, J. R., Rev. 24 

Moye, Robbie Sewell 29 

Moye, William D 14 

Nelson, Alsey 12 

Nelson, C. E 25 

Nelson, Maggie, Mrs 5 

Nelson, S. R., Mrs 25 

Nelson, Tabitha 22 

Newsome, Bunyan C 19 

Newton, Watt, (Mrs.) 27 

Nichols 6 

Nichols, Alice, Mrs 23 

Nichols, Emily Lilla 24 

Nichols, W. H, Mrs 27 

Norcott, John 15 

Nunn, Nanney 12 

Nunn, Zilpha 12 

O'Neal, William 28 

Parker, Archibald 14 

Parker, Cleveland 26, 27 

Parker, Frank 27 

Parker, R. B., Mr. 26 

Parker, Thad, Mrs 19 

Parker, William 27 

Parramore, Amos 2 

Parrimore, Lyda 2 

Patric, Chrischaney 18 

Patrick 18 

Payne, Nancy Akers 30 

Peel, Dempsey 29 

Peel, Edmund 29 

Peel, Levi 29 

Peel, Mills 29 

Peel, Thomas 29 

Pellon, Thomas 13 

Phelps, Martha E 21 

Philips, Curtis 1 

Philips, Joseph 1 

Philips, Pherebe, Mrs 1 

Phillips, Bennette 21 

Pierce, Clarence 27 

Pierce, John 20 

Pierce, L. T 27 

Pierce, Maggie, Mrs 27 

Pierce, Martha 27 

Pierce, Preston 27 

Pierce, Sammy Anson 28 

Pippin, Pope 26 

Pittman, Nancy L 28 

Pittman, R. F, Rev. 24 

Pope, Mary 10 

Porter, Ola 28 

Price, Rebecah 1 



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Ralston, Sam 6, 7 

Rasberry, Lucy Moore 26 

Redding, Jno P 7 

Reel, Cynthia Dawn 17 

Reel, Goldis Starling 16, 18, 29 

Reel, John Calvin, Jr. 17 

Reel, Melanie Staron 17 

Reel, Michael 17 

Richmond, Alice S 29 

Rieves, , Capt 3 

Ringgold, Frances 18 

Rives, Peter 15 

Roberson, Dora 21 

Roberts, J. H., Rev. 26 

Ross, Elizabeth 9, 19, 21 

Rountree, Charles 17 

Rountree, Selina, Miss 25 

Rouse, W. H 20 

Sanders, Dora 29 

Shepherd, Mary 17 

Shepherd, Susannah 10 

Sheppard, Henry B 27 

Sheppard, James 16 

Sheppard, William B. 27 

Sherrod, Martha Ann Amanda 15 

Sherrod, Mary ; 29 

Sherrod, Wm 15 

Simpson, Ann 9 

Simpson, Elizabeth 9, 15 

Simpson, John 3, 9, 10, 15 

Simpson, John Hardee 9 

Simpson, Josep 9 

Simpson, Penelope 15 

Simpson, Sallie 15 

Simpson, Samuel 9 

Skinner, Harry 15 

Smith, Abigail 12 

Smith, Ada Cleora 18 

Smith, Amanda T 18 

Smith, Ann Eliza 16, 17 

Smith, Ben 24 

Smith, Bryan 25 

Smith, Bryant 22 

Smith, C. D 24 

Smith, Callie 24 

Smith, Charles 12 

Smith, David 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 16, 18 

Smith, David, Junior 12 

Smith, David Rufus 16 

Smith, David Stanley 18 

Smith, Elizabeth 16 

Smith, Ellen 21 

Smith, Emily , 24 

Smith, Ethel 24 

Smith, Francis Marion 18 

Smith, Guy 24 



Smith, Hardee 12, 13 

Smith, Hardy 9 

Smith, Henry 12, 17, 20 

Smith, Hilda 24 

Smith, Ivy 24 

Smith, J. H 27 

Smith, Jack 24 

Smith, James 29 

Smith, James Thomas 16, 17 

Smith, Jane Eliza 16, 17 

Smith, Jane, Mrs 23 

Smith, Jemima 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 

Smith, Jennis 24 

Smith, Joe 27 

Smith, John 12 

Smith, John Angel 23 

Smith, John Q 18 

Smith, JohnS. /J. S 16 

Smith, John Stanley 22 

Smith, John Stanly 16, 18 

Smith, Leslie 24 

Smith, Lewis 22 

Smith, Lorin David 28 

Smith, Mack 24 

Smith, Marcellus 22 

Smith, Margaret Ann Elizabeth . 16, 17 

Smith, Marion Francis 24 

Smith, Mary 9 

Smith, Mary E., Mrs 30 

Smith, Mills 24 

Smith, Ned 7, 24 

Smith, R. W. 27 

Smith, Ray H, Mrs 30 

Smith, S. E 22 

Smith, Sallie Daniel 18 

Smith, Sally 12 

Smith, Sarah (Sally) 18 

Smith, Sary 12 

Smith, Selie 20 

Smith, Sherrod 22 

Smith, Tersie Mordenia 18 

Smith, W. M 27 

Smith, Washington 22 

Smith, William Henry 16, 17 

Smith, William James 29 

Smith, Zilpha 10 

Spain, Betty Davis 28 

Spain, John 10 

Spairs, John 14 

Spane, James 7 

Speight, Addie,Mrs 24 

Speight, Mrs 4, 5 

Speight, Richard Dobbs 4 

Speir, James 3 

Speir, Lewis 3 

Speir, William 3 

Sproles, Johnathan Paul 17 



Sproles, Paul Eugene 17 

Stancell, Godfrey 3 

Standley, Moses 30 

Stanly, James G 5 

Stanly, Susan J., Mrs 5 

Starling, Goldis Staron 17 

Starling, Leo Hardee 17 

Starling, Robert Belvin 17 

Starling, Robert Hardee 17 

Starling, Sheri Lynn 17 

Stocks, Alf 24 

Stocks, John 24 

Stocks, Rachel 20 

Tailor, William 3 

Taylor 30 

Taylor, Henry, Mrs 26 

Taylor, Mattie 22 

Teel, Elkanah 15 

Thigpen, Elizabeth 13 

Thigpen, K. T., Mrs 22 

Toole, H J 6 

Trotman, Rosa, Mrs 24 

Tucker, W. G, Mrs 26 

Turnage, Nancy 26 

Turnage, Robert E 26 

Tyer, Moore & Co 27 

Tyer, N 27 

Tyer, W. L 27 

Tyson, Alsy J 18 

Tyson, Cornelius 29 

Tyson, Frank 28 

Tyson, Gertrude, Mrs 23 

Tyson, Mary 29 

Vandiford, J. H, Mrs 23 

Vaughan, Henry 19 

Venable, A. S., Dr. 22 

Venters, Ronald C, Sr 28 

Wadsworth, Wm. B 4 

Wainright, Miss 26 

Walles, John 2 

Ward, Matthew 29 

Warren, Mary (Polly) 30 

Warrick, Annie Mae 19 

Washington, George 4, 5 

Washington, Mrs 4 

West, John 30 

West, Sally 30 

Whichard, James 16 

Whit, Daniel 2 

Whitehurst, Malissa 30 

Whitfield, Wm 5 

Williams, J 2 

Williams, John Gordon 29 

Williams, Robert 29 



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Williams, Robt 3 

Williams, William R 24 

Willis, John, Mrs 25 

Willoughby, Absaly Ann Arcena 18 

Willoughby, B. P., Mrs 24 

Willoughby, Columbus Jackson 19 

Willoughby, Cyrus Thomas Warren 19 

Willoughby, Irma 19 

Willoughby, Myrt Wilson 18 

Willoughby, Robert Thomas 18 

Willoughby, Ruel Thomas Johnson 

18, 19 

Willoughby, Ruth Arcena 18 

Willoughby, Susie 19 

Wilson, Daniel 9 

Wilson, Rev. 22 

Wilson, Robert 23 

Wimpy, David 3 

Winfield, J. V., Rev. '. 25 

Winstead, Addie, Mrs 27 

Woodard, M. A., Rev. 23 

Wooten, Rebecca 22 

Zumwalt, Patricia 30 



Names of slaves: 



_, Abraham 9 

_, Ambrose 11, 12, 12 

Ariner 12 

Bett 12 

_, Betty 12 

_, Bob 12 

Bone? 12 

_, Borton 12 

_, Caleb 9, 12 

_, Cason 12 

_, Cloe 11 

_, Comfort 11 

_, Crease 11 

Dinah 9, 11, 12 

_, Fill 11 

_, Fortymon 11 

_, George 11 

..Jack 11, 12 

_, James 11 

_, Jenny 12 

_, Jesse 11 

_, Jim 12 

_. Lewis 11 



_, Luce 12 

_, Lucy 12 

_, Oliver 11 

Pabble? 12 

_, Patience 12 

_, Part 9 

-/ Peggy 12 

_, Phill 9, 10 

Poll 9 

Qualk 12 

_, Raney 11 

_, Rayney 9 

_, Robbin 12 

_, Robin 11 

_,Rose 12 

Roz 12 

_, Sam 12 

_, Sarah 11, 12 

_, Sebina 11 

_, Shaney 12 

_, Simon 9, 11 

_,Sue 11 

_, Tom 9 

_, Toney 9 

Will 11 



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REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAPERS 1 

PCFR ANNUAL REUNION ANNOUNCEMENT 4 

REV. WALTER B. NOBLES FAMILY 5 

GREAT SWAMP CHURCH RECORDS 7 

PITT COUNTY TAX LIST, 1786 13 

PITT COUNTY WILLS Jethro Kittrell, 1856 16 

Simon Keel, 1841 16 

Elizabeth Tison, 1846 17 

PITT COUNTY REUNIONS 19 



BIBLE RECORDS 



. Abraham Hardee Record 21 

Christopher Crandall Bible 21 

James A. Lewis Bible 22 

Anderson-Joyner Bible Records 23 

Gray Moore Bible 25 

Theophilus Smith Bible 26 



NEW MEMBERS 27 

QUERIES 28 

INDEX 30 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION 37 



FILLERS 



. Some Pitt County Death Notices in Various Newspapers 6 

Some Pitt County Marriage Notices in the Tarboro Press 12 

Ayden Items, Mrs. Martha Tucker 18 

Ayden Items, Charlie Barber 20 

Harris Miscellany 29 



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Revolutionary War Papers 



Contributed by Roger Kammerer. All originals at NC Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina 

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Power of Attorney of Josiah COLLINS 

Know all men by these presents that I Josiah COLLINS of the State of NoCarolina, and County of Pitt , the 
only heir, to my brother John COLLINS deed, in the revolutionary war (do authorise Darling CHERRY 
my attorney for me & in my name to apply and fix and draw a Land Warrant for the Servics of my said 
brother John COLLINS deed, in said war in the NoCarolina line, and do all other things touching said 
Business in as full and ample manner as if I were at the doing of it myself personally. 

Witness my hand and Seal this 9th October 1819 
Test Josiah (his mark) COLLINS {Seal} 

Danl CHERRY 
Laurence CHERRY 

State of North Carolina 

Currituck Superior Court of Law November Term 1819 

The above power of Attorney was proved in open Court in due form of Law I also Certify that a true 
Copy of said power is filed in my office- proved by the oath of Daniel CHERRY & Laurence CHERRY. In 
testimony wherof I have herunto set my hand & seal at office in Currituck the 10th day of November 
Ano. Dom. 1819 

Test S FEREBEE Clk 

Reed, from the Secretarys Office a Military land warrant No. 285 to the Heirs of John COLLINS, this 27th 
Nov. 1819. Darling CHERRY 

Source: Secretary of State, Rev. Military Papers, 76.1, NC Archives 

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Power of Attorney of Joseph CORY 

Know all men by these Presents that I Joseph CORY of the State of North Carolina and County of Pitt the 
only heir to Shadrick CORY a Continental Soldier in the last War with Great brition do authorise Consti- 
tute and Appoint my worthy frind Darling CHERRY of the State of No Carolina and County of Martin 
my true and lawfull attorney for me and in my own name to ask demand Sue for I recover I Draw from 

the Secretaries office of the said State of No Carolina A Military land Warrant for the Servics of him 

the Said — Shadrick CORY — as aforesaid and do every other think touching the Said Claim that he think 
Proper in as full & ample amanner in every respect manner and form as if I ware ther — Personally 
Presence myself In Witness Whereof I Hereunto set my hand and Seal this 12th day November 1809 
Witness Joseph (his mark) CORY {Seal} 

James BATES 
John CHERRY 

Shadrach CORY mustered for 3 years — no wt. drawn WW 

Rec'd. this 29th Nov. 1809 from the Secretaries Office a Military Land Warrant No. 187 for 274 acres of 
Land. 

Danl. CHERRY 

Source: Secretary of State, Rev. Military Papers, 254.1, NC Archives 



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Petition of James ROBASON 

State of No Carolina Pitt County 

Personally appeared before us two Justices of the peace for Said County Mr James ROBASON and made 
Oath in due form that Reuben MOORE James MOORE Moses MOORE Nelson JAMES and Anna 
HENNONTON is the persons properally entitled to a Military Land Warrant for the Services of the said 
Noah ROBASON Deed in the revolutionary war Great Brittain against America Sworn to and Subscribed 
before us this 1st Day March 1817. James (his mark) ROBASON {Seal} 

Test 

Shad. SHIVERS JP 
John BOWERS JP 

We the two Justices whose names are underneath assigned do Certify that James ROBASON is a man of 
Credability and that due faith and Credit aught to be given to his Testimony Given under our hands this 
1st day March 1817. 

Shadr SHIVERS JP 
John BOWERS JP 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

I hereby Certify that Shadrach SHIVERS and John BOWERS are acting Justices of the Peace in and for the 
County aforesaid Given under my hand and seal of office at Greenesville the 4th March 1817 

Attest Alex EVANS elk 

Source: Secretary of State, Rev. Military Papers, 53.3, NC Archives 
Power of Attorney of William INGLISH 

Know all men by these presents that I William INGLISH of the State of North Carolina and County of Pitt 
one of the only heirs to Joseph ENGLISH a Continental Soldier in the Revolutionary war in the North 
Carolina line do Authorise Constitute and appoint my Worthy friend Laurince CHERRY to Apply and 
Draw a Military Land warrant for the Services of him the Said Joseph INGLISH a Soldier as afore said 
and to do Every other thing touching the Said Business in Every Respect and manner and form as if I my 
Self was at the Doing of the Same In witness I have here unto Set my hand and Seal this 5th Day of 
May 1820 

Witnesses William (his mark) INGLISH {Seal} 

Allen ANDERSON 
Jacob (his mark) TURNER 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

I Alexander EVANS Clerk of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions of the County of Pitt do hereby 
Certify that the within Power of Attorney was proved by open Court by the oaths of Allen ANDERSON 
and Jacob TURNER the two subscribing Witnesses thereto I also Certify that a true Copy of the within 
Power of Attorney is filed in my Office given under my hand and seal of the Court at Office the 5th 
May 1820 

Alexander EVANS elk 
Source: Secretary of State, Rev. Military Papers, 49.12, NC Archives 



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Enlistment Record, 1779 



A Return of Continental Soldiers raised in Pitt County agreeable to Act of Assembly Passed at Johnston 
Court House in May 1779 



Mens Names 
Brittain Jones 
Francis Newham 
William Hodges 
Benja. Ricks 
John Stevens 



when enlisted 
July 1, 1779 
July 1, 1779 
July 1, 1779 
July 1, 1779 
July 1, 1779 



what Time Enlisted for 
Eighteen Months 
Eighteen Months 
Eighteen Months 
Eighteen Months 
Eighteen Months 



John Simpson Col 
Source: Pitt County Miscellaneous Records, C. R. 079.928.17, NC Archives 



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Power of Attorney of William Arnel 



State of North Carolina Pitt County 

Know that I William ARNEL of County of Pitt but Lately a Soldier in the Continental army in this State, 
under the Continental Establishment do hereby Constitute and appoint Solomon COTTEN my Lawful 
attorney to Receive for me from Francis CHILD Comptroler my final settlement Sertificate if any in your 
office And Receipt for the Same as tho myself was present hereby Ratifying & Confirming what soever 
my sd attorney may do, tuching the primices as Witness, whereof I have here unto Set my hand Seal this 
4th day of April 1791 

Test William ARNEL {Seal} 

John Salter 

Pitt County I a Justis of the peace do hereby Certify that William ARNEL came before me and acknowl- 
edged the foregoing power of attorney to be his Act & dead and whose oath declared that he was a 
Continental Soldier in this State and that he hath Never Received his final Settlement Sertificate nor Sold 
the Same, and for his discharge he does not know what has become with it 

John SALTER JP 

Source: Pitt County Miscellaneous Records, C. R. 079.928.17, NC Archives 

&&&&&& 



Power of Attorney of Patrick QUENELLY 

State of NoCarolina Pitt County 

Know ye that I Patrick QUELLENEY of the State afored Planter doe here by Constute and Appoint My 
friend Shadrick ALLIN my Lawfull Attorney to Receve from Francis CHILD Esqr. Comptroller my Final 
Setlements Due me as Heir to Shadrick QUINELLY Dect. a Solder In the Late War hereby Ratifying and 
Confrming what Ever my Said Atturney doe in the premem Giving under my hand & Seal this 2d Day of 
January 1792 

Patrick (his mark) QUNELLY 

Acknowledged before Me this 
2nd Day of January 1792 
Pitt County 

I here by Certifye that Patrick QUINELLY Came be fore me one of the Justices for Said County and 
acknowledged the foregoing Power of Attorney his Act & Deed and made Oath that he the Sd. Shadrick 



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QUENELLY was a Solder in the Continental Line, and that he for himself has not Reed, his final 
Setlements and his Brother Dide and No Discharge has fell in my Hands 
F. COART JP Patrick (his Mark) QUINELLY 



Source: Pitt County Miscellaneous Records, C. R. 079.928.17, NC Archives 



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Rev. Walter B. Nobles Family 



The following letter was written by the Rev. Walter B. Nobles to Jesse L. Jackson, local historian. The letter 
was located in 1990 in the J. L. Jackson Papers, Sheppard Memorial Library, Greenville, NC. Contributed 
by Roger Kammerer. 




Winterville NC 
Dec 31-1946 

i forgot to give you the infermation i promised to i will note here each one you spoke of first (Allin 
Crawford he maried docie letchworth the sister of bill letchworth) he marie Rosine harris George nichols 
he maried fannie Slaughter the daughter of John Slaughter and mourning his wife) the tysons ar my 
people my father sister maried lemuel tyson there was born to them 3 boys and 3 girls boys yen john 
frank girls Sandy Judie and maybet John Stox he maried Sallie brewer there was born to them 4 boys ben 
Jo marcilis billie annie stox that uncle John Cox & ant betsy raised was bens daughter by his first wife 
henry tripp and waren tripp and litte josh were brothers in uncle redding family there was 4 boy Joshua 
Briyant Tom Redding one by ben died small there was 3 girls Jutry nicie i have forgot the name of the 
other girl) there was another alen Crawfrd that you did not Know he was the father of marin who died 
while you was a small boy (as for my people on the nobles side the first to come here tha cam from 
doublin irland Wiley nobles with his sone Elax just a Kid of 10 or 11 wen Elax was grown he maried he 
named his firstly Wiley When Wiley got maried he had 4 girls born to him Chrischany Elvira Almeter 
Clemmy boy 2 Simond Lorenzer) the second mariage 3 boys John torn Elax 3 girls Clara made july the 
nobler so far M father he had born to him 6 girls 5 boys john wily ben waiter Willie torn girls Clemmie 
Martha an francis Mary lisa Martha an Bessie this the first mariage second 1 boy David 1 girl Ida as for 
my mothers people i recken your wife can give it better than i can i will give you some few helps as i 
Know if you have them put these in the waste basket 

M mother was luisa brown the daughter of johnie brown and patsy in grand papa first mariage there was 
one boy alfred second mariage 5 girls ant fat ant adlade ant bet i forgot the name of the one maried brily 
one boy johnie as for my cousins i cant name them this is about all that i can furnish with out some help i 
hope you can read it and gather some thoughts that will be helpful to you Thank yo god bless you and 
your dear wife and all 
Winterville NC 
W. B. Nobles 

My english may not be good but i hope you can make it out love to all come to see us in passing wishing 
you all a happy new year and the best of health and a bountiful store house from god W. B. N. 




The following is a feature article on the life of Rev. Walter B. Nobles that appeared in the Daily Reflector, 
Aug. 21, 1954. 

Eighty-Eight Year Old Minister Is Still Active 

Living in a white frame house in Winterville is an 88-year-old man who has been a Free Will Baptist 
preacher for 41 years and even today has one church near Winterville. The long-time preacher is Walter 
NOBLES who was born just outside the Winterville Town limits and has lived there ever since. The 
minister has been in charge of several churches in his time but today only preaches in one church, the old 
Saints Delight Church. 

Although his hearing has failed in recent months his mind is still alert and he can still recite verse 
after verse from the Bible. NOBLES says he has worn out nine copies of the Holy Bible over the years. 

The minister would not let church authorities ordain him until he was 47 years old but he started in 
Sunday School work at the church at 18 years old. Since that time he has been active in church work in 



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one capacity or another to the present. NOBLES was superintendent at the Reedy Branch Free Will Baptist 
Church for 18 years. 

"In my ministerial work I have married right around a thousand and held about the same number of 
funerals," NOBLES says in thinking back over the years. He says this year has been rather slow for both 
weddings and funerals. Only 16 couples have come to him to be married during the year and he has 
preached 11 funerals during the year so far. 

The pastor notes that the church at which he is now preaching began to lose members when he left it 
in the past and he has returned from retirement twice to build it up. "It's going all right now," he says, the 
church has about 142 members at present. He indicated that the church has been in existence for 83 years 
and has been only one month without service. That was because of a flu epidemic. 

For 55 and one half years NOBLES worked as a blacksmith in addition to his ministerial duties. "I 
worked in a shop right down yonder," he said pointing down the paved street leading to his house, "for 
55 and one-half years." He remarked that he worked for the COX Manufacturing Company. NOBLES said 
that his main job consisted of looking after machinery, blacksmithing and wood work. "I made many a 
coffin and laid down in them to see if they would fit," he said. He was forced to quit his job because of a 
hand injury, however. "I got blood poison. I quit then because I was 75 years old." he notes. However, he 
still earns a living by whetting saws in the yard of his home and can be found most afternoons sharpen- 
ing the cutting instruments on his work bench under a shady tree. 

NOBLES has two children living — two boys and two girls and also two boys dead. His wife died two 
years ago. "I lived with my wife 52 and a half years and I miss her yet," he continued, "Thank God I 
never sassed her. I did everything I could for her and wish I could have done more." 

NOBLES said that the neat white house in which he now lives was built with lumber off a small piece 
of land which he and his wife owned. They gave half the lumber from the land to put up the house. He 
says he worked out the expense of building the house "on the anvil" referring to the years he spent in the 
blacksmith shop. 



Some Pitt County Death Notices in Various Papers 

Died. 

In Pitt county, on Saturday the 25th inst. Mr. Willis RANDOLPH, aged about 85 years, leaving a 
consourse of friends and relatives to mourn his departure. — Tarboro Free Press, Fri., Oct. 31, 1834. 

Found Dead 

Mr. W. H. BURNETT, a citizen of Beaver Dam township, met with a very sad death in the suburbs of this 
place on Monday night. He had been in town during the afternoon, was drinking freely, and never started 
home until after night. He had purchased a bale of hay and a barrel of pork, which he had placed in his 
cart, and when he left town was very drunk. On Tuesday morning about sunrise his body was found a 
short distance from the town limits, the barrel of pork near him and the bale of hay about a hundred 
yards back towards town, his mule having kept on home. It is supposed that he managed in some way to 
upset the cart, the barrel of pork falling upon him, breaking several of his ribs and crushing in his side so 
as to cause almost instant death. His body was taken to the residence of Mr. J. B. WORSLEY, and during 
the morning the Coroners jury held an inquest, returning a verdict which stated in substance that Mr. 
BURNETT came to his death in the above manner. — Eastern Reflector, May 28, 1884. 

Old Soldier Dead 

After an illness of sometime Mr. W. H. WILKINSON, of Farmville, died at his home last week at the ripe 
old age of seventy-two years. He was one of the oldest and most widely-known citizens of the county, 
and had lived in Pitt County for a great part of his life. He was in the Civil War and took part in the battle 
of Gettysburg, and was at Cold Harbor, and in the battles around Richmond. He was born in Edgecombe 
County, near Autrey's Creek church. He leaves a wife, four daughters, and two sons, one of whom is Mr. 
C. L. WILKINSON, of this town.— Eastern Reflector, Friday, Oct. 3, 1913. 



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Great Swamp Church Records 

The following church records were abstracted by Roger Kammerer from microfilm located in the East 
Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. For a brief 
history of the Great Swamp Primitive Baptist Church see the Pitt County Genealogical Journal, Vol. rV, 
No. 1, February 1997. 

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Oct. 24, 1795- Great Swamp constituted a church, Noah TISON called as pastor, asked conference to 
dismiss him from his other church. Opened door for admission of new members: 

John MOORING, a member of our church 

William BAULDREE 

Nicey TISON 

Lydia SPAIN 

Dec. 26, 1795- received Alexander LEVY and Elizabeth LEVY by dismission from Brother Samuel 
BURKITTS church. Received Jonas SHIVERS. 

undated COVENANT signed by Noah TISON pastor 

David FLEMING (deacon), Thomas MOORE (deacon), Henry MOORE, Jesse SHIVERS, James NOWELS 
(dismissed), Henry BARNHILL, Keley TUCKER, Willam MOORING (petitioner), John MOORING Jr., 
William BAULDREE, Alexander LEVY, James SHIVERS, James EWELL, Isaac CHURCH (dead), William 
SPAIN, Augustin SPAIN, William ROBSON, Underhill ELLIS (dismissed), Edmund REECKS, Jesse 
BARNHILL, Hardee LEVY, Henry LEVY, Jacob MOORE, Sarah SHIVERS, Eade DAVIS (excommuni- 
cated), Ann LITTLE, Elizabeth BAULDREE, Betty MOORE, Betty BARNHILL, Milly SPAPN, Sucky 
TUCKER, Jeremiah HERRENTON (excommunicated), Elizabeth NOWELL (dismissed), Nicey TISON, 
Lydia SPAIN, Elizabeth LEVY (dead), Sarah SHIVERS, Sarah ROBSON, Elizabeth BROWN, Gracey 
MOORING, Crissey EWELL, Clarey BROWN, Matthew CASON, Ann FLAKE (dead), Mary WHALEY, 
Sarah MOORING, Margaret KNOX, Wirmy CHERRY (crossed out), Mary GILBERT, Elizabeth SPAIN, 
Avey WHICHARD, Lydia CHURCH, Sarah NOBLES, Army ABRAMS, Elsey SPAIN, Moor. 

Jan. 23, 1796- received Sarah SHIVER, James EWELL, Misses Albritton DAVEY, Charey ROGERS. 

Feb. 27, 1796- James NOWELL and Elizabeth NOWELL have petitioned for their dismission and dis- 
missed by letter. 

Sister Elizabeth LEVY died Dec. 17, 1796 

April 23, 1796- received Sarah ROBSON by dismission from the Flat Swamp church. 
May 21, 1796- received Nanney FLAKE, Gracey MOORING. 
Sept. 24, 1796- received Elizabeth BROWN. 

Oct. 21, 1796- received Crissy EWELL, Clary BROWN. Ordered brother David FLEMING cite Jeremiah 
HERRINTON to next conference. 

Nov. 26, 1796- Jeremiah HERRINTON excommunicated from church fellowship. Received Mary WHALY 
by dismission from Flat Swamp church. 

Feb. 26, 1797- Ede DAVIS excommunicated from church fellowship. 
April 22, 1797- received Isaac CHURCH by dismission from the Flat Swamp church. 
June 24, 1797- received Matthew CASON by dismission from the Flat Swamp church. 
Mar. 24, 1798- received Jinny, of ELLIS by dismission from Bro. BURKITT church. 
April 26, 1798- received Sarah MOORING from dismission from Bro. PHIPS church. 



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June 26, 1798- received Marget KNOX by dismission from Flat Swamp church. 
July 21, 1798- received William SPAIN, Winny CHERRY. 

Nov. 26, 1798- received Augustin and wife Elizabeth SPAIN members of our Church in order for baptism.. 

Mar. 23, 1799- received Mary GILBERT by dismission from Flat Swamp church. 

Sept. 21, 1799- Sister CHERRY excommunicated from church fellowship. 

Oct. 25, 1799- received Underhill ELLIS. 

Jan. 25, 1800- Marthy CASON cited for non-attendance. 

Ann FLAKE died May 5, 1800 

June 21, 1800- received Sarah NOBLE by dismission from Flat Swamp church. 

Dec. 27, 1800- Bro. BARNHILL had been a public transgressor. He made a public confession and gave 
satisfaction to the church. 

April 25, 1801- received Army ROBSON. 

July 25, 1801- Bro. Nathan MAYO chosen moderator. Brother John MOORING chosen clerk. 

July 18, 1801- Conference called by Joshea BARNS at FORBES Meeting house. Received Edmund BEEKS. 

Sept. 27, 1801- Jesse SHIVERS chosen moderator. William ROBASON chosen clerk. 

Oct. 24, 1801- received John MOOR. 

Dec. 26, 1801- received Anny BURRIS. 

Jan. 23, 1802- Sister WHALEY dismissed with letter. 

Feb. 27, 1802- Augustine SPAIN cited for non-attendance. 

Mar. 27, 1802- received Henry LEVY, Jesse BARNHILL, Hardee LEVY, Jacob MOOR, Sarah MOOR, Nelly- 
a black woman. 

April 24, 1802- received Catron EWELL, Nancy FOWLER, Gracey LEVY, Sarah- a black woman. Received 
George FOWLER by letter from Coneho church. A committee was formed to reconcile the two sisters 
WHICHARD, but could not. 

May 5, 1802- received Winny LEWIS, Nancy ROBSON, William SPAPN. 

May 7, 1802- received Hannah EVERETT, Sovern ROBSON, John WILLIAMS, Isaac BRILEY, Brister- a 
black man. 

May 24, 1802- received George BARNHILL, Elizabeth BARNHILL, Rebeccah BARNHILL, Edmund MOORE. 
Baptism held at CLARKS mill. 

June 14, 1802- received Pleasant LITTLE, Thomas LEVY. 

June 26, 1802- received Mary EQUALS, Ann BALLARD by dismission from Red Banks church, Ede 
DAVIS. Received for baptism, Jacob BRILEY, William BARNHILL, Brigget ROBSON, William BRILEY, 
Ede BARNHILL. 

July 24, 1802- received Elijah HARRIS, John PARRAMORE, Wiley DANIEL, Knoble STANCILL, Drewry 
NOBLES. Baptism held at the low ground of the river. 

Aug. 21, 1802-received Elizabeth ROBSON, Suky ROBSON, Edmund LITTLE, Spencer MOORE, Sarah 
COPER, Rebecca BEEKS, Allis COPER, John HARVEY, Benjamin ROGERS, James BROWN, Celah WILL- 
IAMS, Nicey MITCHELL, Joseph BRILEY, Charity EVERETT, Sally HARRIS, Stephen- a black man. 



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Sept. 23, 1802- received William BARROW, Luke ALBRITTON, Sally ROBSON, Rebecca SHIVERS, 
Hanner LITTLE, Ruthy MOOR, Ester SHIVERS, James BARROW, Mary FLEMING, Jess & Jacob- black 
men, Mary NICKELS. 

Oct. 22, 1802- received Mary MOOR, Zach PINKET, Clary CASON, Patsey ALBRITTON, Thomas 
ADAMS. Brother John MOOR and Bro. Tucker and wife dismissed with letter. Jacob MOOR is appointed 
commissioner in room of William ROBSON dec'd. for building addition to meeting house. William 
ROBSON died Sept. 20, 1802. Ordered that Bro. Jonas SHIVERS and Bro. James EWELL have leave to 
excercise their gifts in public. 

Nov. 26, 1802-received Matthew CONGLETON. Bro. ROGERS excommunicated for disorderly conduct. 

Dec. 25, 1802-received David CHRISTY and wife by dismission from Flat Swamp Church. Ordered Sister 
Hannah EVERETT and daughter, Bro. Archabel ADAMS and Sister Patsy ALBRITTON have letters of 
dismission. 

Feb. 26, 1803-received Rebecca ROGERS. Ede DAVIS excommunicated for misconduct. Bro. Augustin 
SPAIN and wife excluded from the church for departing from the Church without a dismission. Bro. 
Drewry NOBLES cited for drinking too much. 

March 26, 1803-Sister Lydia SPAIN cited for keeping a single mans house, she refusing to withdraw 
herself, is excluded from the Church. Bro. Drewry NOBLES is excluded for drinking. 

March 1803- received John CHERRY, James ROBSON, Nancy CHERRY, Peggy CHERRY. 

April 23, 1803- received Lydia MAY. Brother W. DANIEL called for drinking. Celah WILLIAMS is excom- 
municated. Bro. George FOWLER and wife have letter of dismission. 

May 21, 1803- Brothers Jonas SHIVERS and James EWELL are ordained as preachers of the Gospel. 

June 25, 1803- received Floyd HODGES, Samuel ALBRITTON, George COOPER, John WHICHARD, Jesse 
MOORE, Nancy CASON. Baptisms held at Mr. Clarks mill. 

July 23, 1803-received William KNOX, Rebeccah LITTLE, Elizabeth DANIEL, Reuben MOOR, Sucey 
NOBLES, Ben NOBLES. 

July 1803-received Crissy NORRIS, Sarah HARVEY, Caesar and Amy, blacks owned by Mrs. LITTLE. 

Sept. 24, 1803-Matter brought up between Sarah COOPER and Bro. BALDREE and wife. Bro. William 
SPAIN cited for drinking too much. 

Oct. 21, 1803- Sister COOPER excommunicated. 

Nov. 26, 1803- Jesse a negro charged with theft. Davey a negro property of William BARROW. Grievences 
against Jesse. Moses negro owned by Henry CASON cited for running away from his master. Luke 
ALBRITTON cites his mother Dovey to witness against Jesse and Adam ALBRITTON. Roger a negro 
excommunicated for coirurtitting rape on a black woman. Jacob a negro cited for too much drink. Sovern 
ROBASON cited for too much drink. Brother ROGERS cited for too much violence against his wife. 

Dec. 24, 1803- Jesse a negro owned by Hillary CHERRY excommunicated. Hardee LEVY cited for too 
much drink. Bro. Jesse SHIVERS chosen deacon. 

Jan. 21, 1804- received Annes BOWERS. Jacob BRILEY cited for gambling. 

Feb. 25, 1804- Jacob BRILEY excommunicated. Bro. WOOLARD cited for drinking too much. 

March 24, 1804- received Lydia HERRINTON, Chloe ROBSON, Nearer, a negro man the property of Mrs. 
HODGES. Jacob, a negro man the property of Henry MOORE excommunicated for theft. Elisabeth 
CHRISTEY dismissed. 

April 5, 1804- received Martha HODGES. 

April 21, 1804- received Suky FLAKE, Sarah BRILEY. Sister Ann COLLINS cited for defraud and abuse to 
David BARNHILL. Henry LEVY cited for vice and immorality. 



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May 26, 1804- Ben WOOLARD confessed. Sister Ann COLLINS excluded from the Church. Henry LEVY 
restored. 

June 23, 1804- George BARNHILL cited for disorder, Ann BARNHILL witness. 

July 20, 1804- George BARNHILL excluded from Church. Jesse SHIVERS ordained as deacon. Caesar, 
Amy and Nearer are dismissed by request. 

Oct. 27, 1804- received Annis MOORE. Sovern ROBASON cited for intemperance. 

Nov. 24, 1804- Sarah SHIVERS dismissed. 

Dec. 24, 1804- Henry LEVY and wife and son dismissed. 

Feb. 24, 1805- Sterling ROGERS elected moderator. Sister ABRAMS excommunicated. Sister Elizabeth 
WOOLARD excommunicated. 

March 23, 1805- Sister COOPER and Lydia HERRINTON had a disagreement. 

April 27, 1805- Willey DANIEL cited and excommunicated for too much drink. 

May 25, 1805- Bro. James EWELL appointed pastor of this Church. Benjamin BRILEY informed the 
Church that Sister Army BUROUGHS has accused him with doing an injustice. 

June 22, 1805- received Mary BRILEY. Bro. John WOOLARD used iU language. 

July 27, 1805- received Army BARNHILL by letter from Flat Swamp. William BARROW cited and excom- 
municated for drinking and fighting. Samuel ALBRITTON charged and excommunicated for drinking 
and racing. Baptism held at BARBERS mill. 

Aug. 24, 1805- Jolly MAY guilty of adultry and Nancy CASON of fornication. 

Sept. 21, 1805- Jolly May and Nancy CASON excommunicated. John WOOLARD excommunicated. 
Forbes Meeting house mentioned. Moses a negro cited for disorderly conduct. 

Feb. 22, 1806- Brister, negro man of John SALTER mentioned. 

March 22, 1806- Moses, negro man of Mrs. Henry CASON is excommunicated for lying and theft. Re- 
ceived Sister COCKBURN by letter from Flat Swamp. 

April 26, 1806- Sister Peggy NOBLES left without dismission. 

June 21, 1806- Bro. William RUFF mentioned. 

Sept. 21, 1806- William BRILEY cited for fighting. 

Oct. 25, 1806- Sovern ROBASON and Edmund LITTLE cited for too much drinking. 

Nov. 24, 1806- Jonas SHIVERS and wife dismissed, they about to move to the State of Tennessee. 

Feb. 21, 1807- William RUFF dismissed. Clary CASON dismissed. George COOPER and wife left without 
dismission and are excommunicated. 

Sept. 26, 1807- William BRILEY cited for drinking and fighting. 

Dec. 26, 1807- Davy, a black man is excommunicated for hog stealing. Bro. Pleasant LITTLE and wife 
dismissed. 

June 25, 1808- received Nancy CRISP by letter from Fishing Creek. 
Sept. 24, 1808- Bro. Sovern ROBASON excommunicated. 
Oct. 23, 1808- Bro. Edmund LITTLE cited for too much drinking. 
Dec. 21, 1808- Edmund LITTLE excommunicated. 

April 22, 1809- Polly MOOR excommunicated for non attendance. Received Sarah SHIVERS by letter 
from Crossroads Church. Allis COOPER in fellowship again. 



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Oct. 20, 1809- Allis COOPER dismissed. Bro. David FLEMING and Bro. Henry MOORE visited Bro. Luke 
ALBRITTON upon the cause of his absence from the Church and tried to comfort him in his dejected state. 

Oct. 1810- Edmund MOORE excluded for non attendance. 

Nov. 1810- Bridget ROBERSON excluded. 

July 1811- Bro. William SPAIN excommunicated for drinking. Benjamin NOBLES and wife dismissed. 

March 1811- Bro. Luke ALBRITTON's case was taken up and after much indulgence and tenderness used 
towards him he is hereby excommunicated. 

Aug. 1811- Isaac BRILEY is excluded. Davy, a black man property of Adam ALBRITTON is excluded. 
Nov. 1811- Anny BURROWS dismissed. 

May 1812- received Polly LATHAM by dismission from Tranters Creek. Rachel HARRIS absent for a long 
time and now lives near Smithwick Creek. 

June 1812- received Lydia MAY. 

Sept. 1812- received Sister Eliza DUDLEY. 

Oct. 1812- Henry MOORE excluded for fornication. 

Feb. 1813- Joseph BRILEY acknowledged himself a public transgressor for drinking too much. Polly 
LATHAM dismissed. 

Oct. 1813- received Elizabeth FLEMING by dismission from Flat Swamp Church. 
March 1814- William BRILEY excommunicated. 

July 1814- Rachel HARRIS excluded for non attendance. Sary MOORE dismissed. 
Nov. 1814- Nancy MITCHELL dismissed. 

Jan. 1815- Bro. BALDREE and wife dismissed to HANCOCKS meeting house. 

March 1816- Elsy HARRIS removed to Georgia without dismission and is excommunicated. Received 
Nancy MITCHELL. 

May 1816- Annis BOWERS excommunicated for disorderly conduct. 

March 1817- Church gave money to Sarah HARRIS for support. 

May 1817- Nelly OUTEN a negro is excommunicated. 

June 1817- Ned, a black man owned by James RANDOLPH received. 

May 1818- William KNOX excommunicated. 

May 1819- Solomon, a black man received. 

Sept. 1819- Cato, a black man received. 

Dec. 1819- William BRILEY excommunicated. 

Feb. 1821- Hardy WHICHARD received. 

May 1821- Elizabeth BARNHILL received. 

June 1821- death of Brother SHIVERS talked about. 

Sept. 1821- Sukey MAY dismissed. 

Oct. 1821-received Sophia CLARK, Margaret SALTER, Sufex and Dick, negroes. 

Nov. 1821- received at Greenville, Sisters BONDS and Nicy HATTON and Martha GRIFFIN. 

Jan. 1822- Bro. ROBERSON and wife dismissed. 



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March 1822-received Nat, a negro man owned by James STATON. 

June 1822- received Elizabeth B RILEY, Abram owned by John NORCOTT, Patty owned by Thomas 
ALLEN. Roger a negro excommunicated. 

Aug. 1822- Ned a negro excommunicated. 

Sept. 1822- Sally a black sister dismissed. 

Oct. 1822- Nat a negro excommunicated. 

Feb. 1823- Annis FLEMING restored to fellowship. 

April 1823- Hardy WHICHARD chosen as deacon. 

May 1823- Martha GRIFFIN dismissed. Jesse MOORE chosen as deacon in room of Bro. FLEMING dec'd. 

Aug. 1823- received Elizabeth MAY, Sally WHITE. Sisters Mary FALCONER and Charity WILLIAMS. 

April 1824- received Nancy EASON, Sarah BUCKES, Rebecca STONE. Received at Greenville a negro 
owned by James SHEPPARD. 

June 25, 1825- received Repsey SHIVERS, Richard BALDREE. 

Dec. 1825- received Elizabeth McGOWAN, Clary, negro of A. PARKER. 

March 1826- Annis FLEMING excommunicated. J. MOORING church clerk is dead. 

April 1826- received Nancy BUCK, Edmund A. DANIEL, Nat a negro, Jinny owned by John BUCK, Dealy 
owned by Jesse MOORE. Samuel STONE is excommunicated. John NORCOTT's Abram petitions for 
liberty to preach. Dicy BALDREE was received at a meeting in Greenville. 

May 1826- received Wealthy PATRICK, Judy owned by NORCOTT. Elizabeth MAYO dismissed to some 
western county. 

June 1826- received Lewis HATTON. 

July 1826- received Molly BRILEY, Martha STANCILL, Willis FLEMING. Nat dismissed. Elizabeth 
HENDUN ? dismissed. 

July 1826- received Sally SPAIN. Ellenor BARROW dismissed. 

Aug. 1826- received Sarah, owned by SPMONS. Benjamin BRILEY dismissed 



Some Pitt County Marriage Notices in the Tarboro Press 

Married. On the evening of the 7th Dec. last, at Plymouth, Mississipi, Col. John H. IRBY, of Mecklenburg 
county, Va. to Miss Margaret A. EVANS, late of Pitt county, N.C. — Tarboro Free Press, Friday, Mar. 14, 1834. 

Married. In Pitt county, on Thursday evening, 19th inst. by Howell HEARN, Esq. Mr. Wm. C. R. 
SUMMERRELL, of this place [Edgecombe County], to Miss Mary JOHNSTON, daughter of James 
JOHNSTON, dec'd.— Tarboro Press, Sat., Feb. 28, 1835. 

Married. In Pitt county, on the 19th inst. by Isaac JOINER, Esq. Mr. Hugh P. HARPER, of Greene county, to 
Miss Marny JOINER, daughter of John JOINER, Esq.— Tarboro Press, Sat., Aug. 29, 1835. 

Married. In this county [Edgecombe], on Thursday, the 8th inst. by Wm. C. LEIGH, Esq. Mr. Richard 
WARREN of Pitt county, to Miss Elizabeth THIGPEN, daughter of Mr. Lemuel THIGPEN. — Tarboro Press, 
Sat., Oct. 24, 1835. 

Married. In Pitt county, on Tuesday evening, the 14th inst. by Rev. John SINGLETARY, Edmund B. 
FREEMAN, Esq. of Raleigh, to Mrs. Elizabeth FOREMAN, daughter of Dr. Robert WILLIAMS. —Tarboro 
Press, Sat., Nov. 25, 1837. 



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Pitt Co. Tax List 1786 



NC General Assembly Papers; G. A. 101.1, North Carolina Archives. 
Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 



Cover: 

A List of Taxables for the 1786 of Captain Smith & Captn Aliens Compy Taken — By John Allen. 
Examined — Jno Aliens Lest 



List of Taxable 
property 1786 





Quantity 


White 


Black 


Names 


_ r t 1 

ot Land 


rolls 


rolls 


Oliver Sollom 


100 


1 




Moore James 




1 




Mores William 


378 


1 




Clark Isaac 




1 


1 


Ketterel Jonathan 


325 


1 




Phillips James Jur. 


190 


1 




Phillips Thos Senr. 


480 


1 




Wieeins John 

Do ' 


140 


1 




Jackson Joseph 


1898 


1 


5 


Garrel William 


550 


2 




Charlton Tosenh 


150 


1 




Kemp Isaac 


200 


1 




Willis Tohn 


228 


1 


2 


Willis TopI 

V V 1X1X3 JUC1 


332 


i 

X 




Willis Ephriam 


270 


1 


1 


Stafford William 


419 


1 




Cannon Nathaniel 


565 


1 


3 


Hillins William 


650 


1 


2 


Simmons Saml. 


100 


1 


1 


Smith Henry 


100 


1 




Cannon Elizabeth 


1140 




13 


Pugh Hugh Junr. 


533 


1 




Guartney Harnah 


225 






Gatlen Elizabeth 


625 




4 


Gatlen Stephen 


500 


1 


1 


Jarrels William 


[torn] 






Cox Jeremiah 


[torn] 






Allen John 


[torn] 




11 


Hutchens Elijah 


TOO 


1 




Williams Anna 






2 


Hutchens Edwd. 


140 


1 




Warens Jacob 


400 


1 




Cammel Jas. 


500 


1 


2 


Clark Osburn 


50 


1 




Jarrel Jacob 


150 


1 




Chapman Jesse 


380 


1 


1 



Town 
Lotts 



Value 
of Do 



Covering 
Horses 



Price pr. 
Season 



40/ per season 



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Quantity 


vv rule 


DldCK 


^1 -a r-v-i qc 

1\J all leb 


nr 1 ar*H 

ur i_,aiiu 


Polls 




Hickman Jacob 




1 




Pugh Hugh Senr. 


2136 


2 


12 


Smith John 


868 


1 


1 


Chance Magt. 


300 






Barret Wm. 




1 




Gardner Edward 


300 


1 




Kights Saml. 


200 


1 




Adams Williby 


590 


1 




Smith Abrm. 


75 


1 




Ventery Pottana 


550 


1 




Tutens John 


175 


1 




Gardner Isaac 


650 


1 


1 


Cox Aron 


305 


2 




Wherry Anthony 


586 


1 


6 


[W?]herry Wm. [torn] 


500 


1 


1 


Pelts Henry 


150 


1 




Pelts John 


200 


1 




Leachworth Jos. 


500 


1 




Wilbrigs Thos. 




2 


1 


Gardner Jesse 


316 


1 




Smith Saml. 


442 


1 


1 


Allen Shah. 


1127 


1 


5 


Corben James 




1 




Harvey Ann 


1030 




8 


Blount Jacob 


7313 




26 


Patrick Joel 


1210 


1 


2 


Quiling Edward 




1 




Williams Talbot 




1 




Allen Joseph 


560 


1 


5 


Ross Ed 


220 


1 


1 


Smith Cannon 


200 


1 


2 


Kenned David Sr. 




1 




Quiney Ann 


100 






Kennedy Dad. 








Peters Joseph 


500 


1 




Ross Charles 




1 




Quunnily Patk. 




1 




Jones Wm. 


520 


1 




Smith Plath 


100 


1 




Harrison Jos 




1 




Loyns Wm. 




1 




Ross Lewis 


380 


1 




Browning Danl. 


550 


1 




Patrick John 


600 


1 




Megahorn Jno. 


300 


3 




Phillips Thos. 


1297 


1 


6 


Phillips Jno. 


1180 




8 


Kennedy Jno. 




1 




King Britain 


680 




1 


Lambird Wm. 




1 


1 


Mannin Saml. 


300 


2 




Browning Perigin 


195 


1 




Murphy William 


1074 


2 


2 


Gatlen Levi 


375 


1 


2 


Blackledge Ann 


335 




8 



Town 
Lotts 



Value 
of Do 



Covering 
Horses 



Price pr. 
Season 



10/ per season 



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Quantity 


White 


Black 


Town 


Value 


Covering 


Price pr. 


Names 


of Land 


Polls 


Polls 


Lotts 


of Do 


Horses 


Season 


Adams William 


200 


1 












Sutten David 


400 


1 












Pollard John 


440 


1 












Rountree John 


200 


1 


1 










Rountree Moses 


150 


1 


1 










Buds Thomas 




2 












Locker Henry 


40 


1 












Weathernton Robt. 


60 


1 












Cuppers James 


500 


1 












Hairfoot Malicai 


300 


2 












Charton George 




1 












Butler Arthur 


257 


1 












Adam Ezekiel 


80 


1 












Causey Ann 


550 














Cannon Edward L. 


100 


2 












Warren Jeremiah 


500 


1 












Hardie John 


200 


1 


1 










Smyth James 


80 


1 












Rountree Rheuben 


150 


1 












Wingate Elizabeth 


260 














Wingate Isaac 


200 


1 












Jones Walter 


330 


1 












Cannon Edward 


300 


2 


1 










Debenports William 


150 


1 


1 










Turnage George 


75 


1 












Wingate John 


600 


1 


1 










Patrick Micajah 


150 


1 


1 










Harris Joseph 




1 












Davis Prescot 


300 


1 












Hooten Caleb 


430 


1 


2 










Peters Etheldred 


520 


2 


1 










Coleman Thos. 


1018 


1 


3 










Williams Willis 




1 












Davis Lawson 


100 


2 












Smith Henry 


310 


1 


1 










Jurden Wm. 


100 


1 












Fife Hannah 


100 














Moy George 


500 


1 












Shippe Mary 


244 




1 










Truluck George 


300 


1 












Truluck Sutton 




1 


2 






1 


1 barrel of 
















corn per season 


Spivey Moses 


290 


1 










Vinson Jesse 


150 


1 












Clark Edward 


250 


1 












Jarrel Henry Junr. 




2 












Browning George 


'200 


2 












Jarrel Fredk. 




1 












Jarrel Henry Senr. 


300 


2 


3 






1 


at 20 /per season 


Rountree Wm. 


701 


1 












Fish Thos. 


1070 


3 


2 










Jackson Jos. 


300 


1 


1 










Gurden Edwd. 


450 


2 


4 











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Pitt County Wills 



r|? 

Will of Jethro Kittrell, 1856 

Taken from the Pitt County Wills, C.R. 079. 801, NC Archives. 

To the Worshipful Justices of the County Court of Pitt County. 

Your Petr. Stanly KITTERELL Shewth that at Term of your Court the last will and testament of 

Jethro KITTRELL deed, late of this County was duly admited to probate and filed in the office of said 
Court. That at the same time your Petr. was appointed administrator with the will annexed and gave 
bond and qualified. That in January in the year 1858 the Court House of this County was destroyed by 
fire and the said will and the records of the probate were Consumed in the Conflagration. The said will in 
Substance was as follows, towit, I Jethro KITTRELL do loan unto my beloved wife Anne KITTRELL all 
my property during her natural life or widow hood that I may be possessed of at my decease provided 
She shall pay all my just debts and raise and school my Children, It is my desire that my wife Anne Shall 
Keep all my Children and raise them out of the proceeds of my farm. The property I loan to my wife is as 
follows, One tract of land whereonl now live one other tract of land Known as the Gallberry land; all of 
my household and Kitchen furniture, stock of all Kinds, all of my slaves named Mike, Charles, Susan & 
Flora All of my Crop that may be on hand all of my farming utensils. If my wife should marry at any 
time then the above item is null & void. 

Item 2 After the death of my wife I give and bequeath unto my two youngest daughters Louisa & Susan 
Margaret all my lands to be equally divided between them. 

Item It is my wish & desire that my other Children Shall receive an amount equal to half of the value of 
my land out of my other property. The Children I allude to are Mary Jane Nancy and Sally Ann Kittrell. 
And if there shall be a balance it Shall be equally divided among all my heirs above named. 
Wit S. A. KITTRELL Sept 25 1856. 

Stanly KITTRELL Jethro KITTRELL. 

Your Petr. Shewth that the said Anne KITTRELL Louisa, Susan Margaret, Mary Jane, Nancy and Sally 
Ann are the only legatees, heirs at law and next of Kin of the said Testator and that Sally Ann and Marga- 
ret have died intestate without issue surviving them since the death of the said testator and have no legal 
representative. In Consideration whereof & to the end that the said records may be restored and that your 
worships will declare whether such records existed and what the Contents of said will are. And make 
such other and further orders and decres (?) as the nature of the Circumstances of this case may require 
May it please your worships to cause the said Anne Kittrell, Louisa Kittrell, Mary Jane Kittrell and 
Nancy Kittrell to be made parties defendants to the petition that they may appear and answer plead or 
demur thereto. And your Petr. as in duty re. E. C. YELLOWLEY 

WL. for Petr. 

Stanly KITTRELL the petitioner maketh oath that the facts in the foregoing petition are true and the 
substance of the Contents of said will truly and correctly set forth to the best of his Knowledge informa- 
tion and belief. Sworn to 

4* 4* 

Will of Simon Keel, 1841 

Taken from the Pitt County Wills, C.R. 079. 801.10, NC Archives. 

In the name of God Amen. I Simon KEEL of the County of Pitt & State of North Carolina, being low in 
health, but of Sound disposing mind & memory do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament, in 
manner & form following (viz) 

Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandson James F. KEEL one Trast or parcel of land, on the North Side 
of Tar River & bounded as follows Beginning at a Gum in Rogers line to the heirs of Winfield 



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SATTERWAITES line then with their line to an agreed line between Simon KEEL & Stephen 
HERRINGTON then with the said agreed line to a Gum to a pine & from thence to the beginning Con- 
taining forty acres more or less, to him & his heirs forever. 

Item 2nd I give to my beloved wife Penny KEEL all my Stock Consisting of Cows, Hogs and Horses, also 
all my household & Kitchen furniture to her & her heirs forever. 

Item 3rd I lend to my beloved wife Penny KEEL the Land and plantation whereon I now live during her 
natural life. 

Item 4th I give & bequeath to my beloved wife Penny KEEL negro woman Ann & her youngest child 
named Louisa, to her and her heirs forever. I also lend her the following negroes (viz) Olivia & Eliza, 
during her natural life & after her death I lend the aforesaid negroes Olivia & Eliza to my daughter Nancy 
MOORE during her natural life & after her death I give the aforesaid negroes to the children of the 
aforesaid Nancy MOORE, to them and their heirs forever. 

Item 5th (overwritten 6th) I give to my beloved Penny KEEL all my Corn, Bacon, Peas & Fodder, all the 
Poultry of every description. 

Item 7th I give to my daughter Margaret KINSAUL Wife of Reuben KINSAUL five Dollars to her and her 
heirs forever. 

Lastly I nominate Constitute & appoint my beloved Wife Penelope KEEL my whole and Sole Executrix of 
this my last Will & Testament, revoking all other or former Will by me heretofore made. In testimony 
whereof I hereunto set my hand & Seal This 22nd day of February 1841. 

Simon (his mark) KEEL 

Signed Sealed published & Declared to be the last Will & Testament of the aforesaid Simon KEEL in the 
presence of us Blount SPEIR 

Jno BUGH 

Penny KEEL Executrix 
vs 

Reuben KINSAUL May Term 1842 

Jury on the Trial of this cause Lambert P. BEARDSLEY, Thomas FORNES, Noah BEDFORD, Allen TISON, 
Bryant ADAMS, Willie BROWN, Josiah BARRETE, A. D. MOYE, John TRIPP, Willie WALLACE, John K. 
WETHERINGTON & Robert ROBERTSON who being sworn & impaneled Say that they find the paper 
writing offered is the last Will & Testament of Simon KEEL & sufficient to pass both real & personal 
estate. On motion Penny KEEL Executrix now qualified To said Will, Ordered by the Court that letters 
Testamentary issue to the Said Penny KEEL & the said Will & Testament be adjudged the last Will & 
Testament of Simon KEEL & be recorded. 

attest Archibald Parker Clerk 

Item 5th After the death of my beloved Wife Penny KEEL, I give the land & plantation whereon I now 
live to my Grandchildren Bennet KEEL Martha KEEL & Samuel KEEL to them & their heirs forever 

4» 4» 4» 

Will of Elizabeth Tison, 1846 

Taken from the Pitt County Wills, C.R. 079. 801.16, NC Archives. 

In the name of God Amen. I Elizabeth W. TISON of the State of North Carolina & County of Pitt, 
Reconing the uncertainty of life, & the Certainty of death, & being in a weak & low state of health, but of 
sound disposing mind & memory, ( thank God for the same) & having a desire to dispose of my worldly 
estate — do make & ordain this my last Will & Testament in manner & form following 

Item 1st (viz) I give unto my beloved Son Sherrod TISON one negro boy named Windsor, one bed, 
bedstead & furniture, one large trunk, one half dozen stool chairs, wooden bottoms, one half dozen silver 



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table spoons, one brandy still, one desk, one Candle & one wash stand, one Cow & Calf, one table maple, 
& one large glass bottle — to him his heirs & assigns forever — 

Item 2nd I give to my beloved daughter Emily TISON one negro girl Charity, one Side board, one large 
trunk, one wash stand, half dozen stool chairs (flag bottom) one dozen silver teaspoons, & the silver 
tongs, one bed, bedstead & furniture, two cows & calves, one large china table, one large brass kettle, & 
one large glass Jar, to her & her heirs forever. 

Item 3rd I give unto my daughter Margaret Ann SHEPPARD the sum of one hundred dollars to be paid 
her by my Executor, as soon as he may think the situation of my estate will admit of it, one walnut table, 
the half dozen stool chairs with wooden bottoms, that may be left after my son Sherrod shall have taken 
those devised to him, one Cow & calf, ( which I design as a gift) to her little daughter Elizabeth 
SHEPPARD, to her & her heirs forever — 

Item 4th I give unto my beloved son Richard Laurence TISON negro girl hagar, & negro boy Noah, the 
sum of Two hundred dollars in Cash, to be paid by my Executor, as soon as the situation of my estate will 
admit of it, one bureau & book case, one wash stand half dozen stool chairs, (flag bottom) one beanfat (?), 
one large trunk, one large kettle, two beds, bedsteads & furniture one Cow & Calf, to him & his heirs 
forever. 

Item 5th It is my will & desire that all of my wearing apparel be equally divided between my four 
daughters, Eliza, Mary, Margaret Ann & Emily, share & share alike — if they should all survive me if not 
to those of my daughters then living equally And the whole of my bed clothing of every description 
except the bed cutains, after furnishing those beds given away in this instrument, I leave to be divided in 
five equal portions or lots, one lot or portion of which I give to be divided between my three married 
daughters, Eliza, Mary & Margarett Ann equally, the other four lots or portions with the bed Curtains, 
window Curtains, table cloths & towels. I give my son Sherrod & Richard Laurence, & my daughter 
Emily TISON to be divided equally between them share & share alike, that is to say to each one third part 
thereof. 

Item 6 The whole of the residue of my estate not given away, that may be left at my death, after all my 
just debts are paid, I leave to be equally divided between my three youngest Children, Sherrod, Richard 
L. & Emily TISON share & share alike, and my desire is, & I hereby empower my executor so to do — 
that in making a selection of such amt. of property as may be acquired to defray my just debts. He is to 
exercise his discretion & sell such as may be most satisfactory to my said children, either negroes or other 
property as they may deem most advisable — Lastly I constitute & appoint my son Sherrod TISON 
Executor to this my last Will & Testament — In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand & seal. This 
23rd day of March A. D. 1846. 

In presence of Elizabeth W. TISON (Seal) 

Alfred MOYE 
W. D. MOYE 



Ayden Items, Feb. 1 

Eastern Reflector, Friday, Feb. 7, 1913 

Mrs. Martha TUCKER, the widow of the late Frank TUCKER, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. 
SPEIGHT, Friday evening. Her maiden name was Martha CARR. She married Mr. Stanley KITTRELL, 
and to them were born two children, Mr. Matthew KITTRELL who moved to Texas several years ago, and 
the other Mrs. J. B. SPEIGHT, and after the death of her husband which occurred during the civil war, she 
married Mr. Frank TUCKER, a very prominent justice of the peace of his day and for whom the Tucker 
school house, near Rountrees, was named. To this union was born a son, who at an early age, acquired 
quite a reputation as an educator and was called to the presidency of a college in Southern Alabama. His 
health failed him and he soon died. Mrs. TUCKER was the step-mother of Mr. Wyatt TUCKER, of 
Winterville, Mrs. Warren TUCKER of Greenville, W. L. TUCKER and Mrs. C. L. PATRICK of Ayden, and 
the late J. H. TUCKER of Asheville, N. C. Her remains will be laid to rest near her late residence. She was 
old and well stricken in years and died after a life well spent in a well grounded hope. 



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Prrr County Reunions 

Reunions, birthdays, and other celebrations in the news. 

Nelson Nichols Reunion, 1936 

As reported in the Farmville Enterprise, Oct. 2, 1936. 

Home Gathering 

On Sunday, the 27th, several of our townsmen motored or railroaded it to Bell Arthur to join in the 
festivities of an annual home gathering at the old landmark of the late Nelson and his wife, Emily Moore 
Nichols, on what is known as the Nichols Road, about two miles below Bell Arthur. The surviving 
children, Mrs. Cornelia Hamby (sic), of Greenville, and children; Mrs. Arsena Joyner, of Bell Arthur, and 
children; Mrs. Lillian Smith and children; Charlie Nichols, Greenville, Route 1, wife and children, and 
together with grand and great grandchildren, husbands, wives and great grandchildren and a few special 
relatives and friends either by relation or consanguinity of affinity, estimated to be about one hundred. 

The program was brief, with a few remarks by Mack Smith, grandson; invocation by John Allen, 
grandson, and Walt Parker, who is cousin to the family, his mother being daughter of Whitty Nichols, 
uncle of Nelson Nichols, made a brief talk on who, what and where are we, especially pleading for 
reverence for our forefathers, love of country and reverence for God, ourselves and one another. 

After giving honor in the usual old-fashioned way to an old-fashioned dinner, consisting of barbecue, 
chicken, slaw, cake, Brunswick stew and lemonade as chaser. 

The men and boys let out belts, unbuttoned collars, rolled up sleeves, while women and girls — 
well — they peacefully mended their own ways, of course, talking and walking in the shade of the friendly 
oaks on the lawn, and all enjoyed music by a string band composed of musicians of the family. 

UNCLE WALT 

Charles Harris Reunion, 1938 

As reported in the Farmville Enterprise, Aug. 12, 1938. 

Last Thursday about one hundred decendants of the family of the late Charles Harris met at the 
Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church and perfected an organization. The pastor, Rev. Wollard, was 
master of ceremonies. Dinner was spread on the grounds and duly enjoyed. This seemed to break the ice 
and soon everybody was acquainted, mostly relatives, immediate families and close friends were present. 
This was their first get-together and the Slogan, " I have heard of you but never saw you before," was in 
vogue. 

Miss Bessie, daughter of the Rev. Joseph Harris, Los Angeles, California, who was on her first visit 
east, was the most active in her friendly socialistic manner in making everyone welcome. Heber Trip of 
Texas, grandson of Mr. Harris, also a newcome, who had not been home in over thirty years, kept busy 
making pictures of groups, buildings and individuals at the old historical church where the most of these 
old pioneers worshipped many long years in the past. 

The writer recalls sixty-five years since he saw his mother, aunts and uncles washing feet as the 
whole congregation sang the old familiar hymns "Come Ye That Love the Lord," and "There Is A Founda- 
tion Filled With Blood." About 2:30 o'clock they sang "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" and the 
benediction was pronounced. Most of the immediate family went to the old homestead and made more 
pictures as they surveyed the once happy threshold of young Harris and Nichols, broods. Gone but not 
forgotten. 

Watt Parker, 79, Nephew. 

Celebrates 82nd Birthday 

As reported in the Farmville Enterprise, Friday, June 16, 1933 

Mrs. Nancy J. Nichols celebrated her 82nd birthday on Saturday at her home near Fountain with 
sixty-six relatives extending good wishes and congratulations and sharing in the pleasures of the day. 
These included a sister, Alice, of Washington, D. C, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Delphia Parker, 83, three children, 26 



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grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Albert E. Allen of Richmond a great nephew was present 
together with Miss Roslin Tyson of Richmond, a great, great neice. 

It was a joyous occasion, the family history together with the barbecue dinner being greatly enjoyed. 
Chief among the table decorations was a huge frosted cake bearing 82 candles. 

Lang Family Organize at First Reunion 

As reported in the Farmville Enterprise, Friday, June 18, 1937 

At their first reunion, held Friday, at the Lang homestead near Farmville, descendants of W. G. Lang, 
Sr., perfected a family organization with R. E. Mewborn, Kinston, as president; voted to make the reunion 
an annual affair, and selected the second Friday in June as the date of the meeting. W. G. Lang, Hickory, 
was elected as vice president, James R. Lang, secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Charles Foster, Littleton, 
historian, and Hubert Joyner, Greenville, chairman of the entertainment committee. After the gathering 
of the clan a barbecue and basket dinner was spread under the towering oaks on the grounds of the Lang 
farm, which is said to have been a land grant from the King of England to the Moye family, and is now 
owned by James R. Lang of the fifth generation. The Lang coat of arms was displayed and discussed and 
the family history read by Frank Joyner, of Roanoke Rapids. 

Those in attendence were; Mrs. Charles Foster, and Mrs. Rodney Glascow, Littleton; Mr. and Mrs. 
Frank Joyner and family, Roanoke Rapids; Leon and Edward Joyner, Henderson; Mr. and Mrs. Leon 
Joyner, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Watson, Raleigh; Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Joyner and family, Richmond, Va.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Joyner and family, Dr. and Mrs. C. E. Moore, mrs. Lyman Joyner and Lyman Jr., 
Wilson; Mrs. Lula Mewborn, Miss Carlotta, and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Mewborn, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lang, 
Kinston; Mrs. Duncan McKenzie, Burlington; Mrs. Alice Martin and daughter, Bettie, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. 
Lang and daughter, Mary Jane, Hickory; Mrs. Jess Hawkins and Miss Edith Gorham, Greenville, S.C.; Mr. 
and Mrs. Hubert Joyner and daughter, Greenville; Miss Mary Humphrey, Goldsboro; Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. 
Monk, Miss Hazel and James Monk, Jr. , Dr. and Mrs. P. E. Jones, Miss Vernice Lang and Ras Jones, Mrs. 
Nannie Moye Humphrey, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Albritton and son, Harry, and James R. Lang, of Farmville. 

Mrs. Winnie Forbes Given Birthday Dinner 

Farmville Enterprise, Friday, July 19, 1935 

The children of Mrs. Winnie Forbes gave her a delightful birthday dinner Sunday, July 14th, at the 
home of her daughter, Mrs. W. M. Moye, near Greenville, it being the occasion of her 74th anniversary. 
Places were laid for seventy-five guests. Mrs. Forbes has six children, twenty-eight grandchildren and 
seven great grand children. Music was furnished by O. L. Parker, of Farmville, and Mrs. A. B. Moye, of 
Greenville. Those present were; Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Parker, of Farmville; Mr. and Mrs. Alton Peed, of Snow 
Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Rossie Moore and Woodrow Moore, of Ayden; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Adams, of 
Kinston; Mr. and Mrs. Amon Kennedy, Beulaville; Mrs. Fannie H. Cannon, Vanceboro; J. H. Howell, 
Washington; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Forbes, Tarboro; Dock Rhodes and A. P. Williams, Potters Hill; Mr. and 
Mrs. Hubert Stocks, Lossie Bell Pollard, Evelyn Highsmith, Mrs. J. F. Stocks, Mrs. Marvin Stocks, A. B. 
Moye and Family, G. W. Griffin and Family, Mrs. W. L. James and family, all of Greenville. 



Ayden Items 
Eastern Reflector, Nov. 14, 1913 

Mr. Charlie BARBER has accepted a position with the Ayden Baptist. We all feel an interest in this young 
man, because he once lived amongst us when quite small. His parents moved down on Blount's Creek. 
Charlie had learned to love newspaper business and like Hon. Josephus DANIELS, kept whacking away 
until success has dawned upon him. He is a son of Mr. M. B. BARBER, grandson of Mr. Abram BARBER, 
and nephew of Mr. William BARBER, who was famous for cooking good barbecue, selling it on the public 
square in Greenville long years ago, when Mr. O. P. HUMBER was mayor and J. H. SUYDAM was 
policeman. 



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Bible Records 



Abraham Hardee Record 

The following transcription is taken from a photocopy of loose pages of birth records contributed by 
Goldis Starling Reel. 

Judy was Born in the year of our Lord May th 18 Day 1820 

Mary was Born in the year of our Lord Febuary the 17 Day 1824 

Selsos was Born in the year of our Lord April the 26 Day 1822 

Joshua was Born in the year of our Lord Febuary the 4 Day 1827 

William was Born in the year in the year of our Lord April the 28 Day 1835 

Rubin was Born in the year of our Lord July th 29 Day 1836 

Lau r ence (crossed out) the son of Leven & dealy his wife Was Born in the year of our Lord March the 3rd 
Day A D 1838 

Jordan the son of Leven and Dealy was Born in the year of our Lord March the 3rd 1838 
Permelia Hardee Daughter of Abraham Hardee and Perlina his wife was born February 15th 1838 
Rebeker daughter of Leven and Dealy his wife was born in year of our Lord April the 28 Day 1839 
Henry Son of Judy was Born in year of our Lord March the 15 Day A D 1840 

Armecy Daughter of Leven & Dealy his wife was born in the year of our Lord September the 18 Day 1840 
Permely Hardee daughter of Abraham C Hardee & Prolina his wife was Born in the year of our Lord 
febuary the 15th Day 1838 

John Bryant Hardee Son of Abraham C Hardee & Prolina his wife was Born in the year of our Lord March 
the 17 Day 1841 

Washingteon Hardee son of Abraham C Hardee & Prolina his wife was Born in the year of our Lord April 
the 22nd Day A D 1843 

Margaret Daughter of Jim and Judy his wife was Born in the Year of our Lord November the 7 Day 1842 

Christopher Crandall Bible 

The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, together with the Apocrypha. J. Holbrook's 
Stereotype Copy, printed in Brattleborough, Vt. , 1819. Transcribed from photocopies of the original 
records contributed by Jean D. Caldwell, Washington, NC. 

Enoch Crandell departed this Life December 29th A D 1832 (crossed out) 1831 was Aged 40 Years 11 
Months and 21 days. 

Elizabeth Keel Departed this Life March 2n 1871 Aged 75 years 11 month & 10 days. 
Sue Perkins was born Feb 7th 1854. 
Thos B. Ross was born May the 3rd 1863. 

Phineas Perkins Ross the son of Thomas B. & Sallie Ross was born Jan. 1st 1894. 
Charles C. C. Crandal Deceast August the 21, 1828 
Maniza J Crandell died Sept. 4th 1834 
Wm E A Crandell died Novr 17th 1836 

Margaret M Crandell died November 18th 1881 aged 53 years 10 months & 3 days. 

Maggie E. Daniel the wife of Beverly Daniel died April 5th 1890 aged 48 years 1 month and 4 days 

Siddie (?) Whitley the wife of J.' A. Whitley died Dec. 8th 1891. 

W. H. Perkins Died June 5th 1882. 

Mary L. Perkins his wife Died Nov. 8th 1892 

James Crandell was Born March 11 day in the year of our Lord 1737 & Died in the Year of our Lord 1824 
April 23 day Aged 87 Years one month & 12 days 

Nicholas Crandell the Son of James Crandell and Mary his wife was Born in the Year of our Lord Febru- 
ary 24 day 1787 and Died May the 5 day Aged 37 years 2 months & 11 days 

Mariah E Crandell died Oct. 6th 1901. 

Amanda F. Ellison Died Feb. 21, 1907. 



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Phineas P. Ross the son of T. B. & Sallie Ross died June 6 1894 aged 5 months & 6 days 

Enoch Crandell Married Elizabeth Latham in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and fifteen 

Enoch Crandal Son of James Crandal & Mary His Wife was born February the 8th Day arm. 1791 

Elizabet Crandal his Wife was Born March the 22nd Day Anno, 1795 

And They Were Married April the 6th Day 1815 

James L Crandal their Son was Born February the 1st Day 1816 

Marina Ann R. Crandal Their Daughter Was Born October the 23rd Day Anno, 1817 

Mary L. Crandal Their Daughter was born July the 26th Day Anno, 1819 

Maria E. Crandal Their Daughter was Born September the 13th 1821 

Charles C. C. Crandal Son of the Above parents Was Born November the 15th 1823 

William E. A. Crandal The Son of the Above Parents was Born February the 12th, 1826 

Margaret M. Crandal Daughter of the Above Was born January the 15th anno, 1828 

Amanda F. Crandal Daughter of the above Was born February the 10th Day anno, 1830 

Maniza Jane Crandal Daughter of the above mentioned parents was born February 7th 1832 

Bryant B Best Son of Henry Best and Christain his wife Was Born March the the 5t day AD 1810 

and worked with Enoch Crandell in the year of 1830. 

Thomas B. Ross and Sallie Perkins was united in Marriage Feb. 17th 1892 

W. H. Perkins Son of Lamuel Perkins & Elizabeth his wife was bornd January 1st 1820 

Mary L. Crandell Daughter of Enock & his Wife Elizabeth Was bornd July 26th 1819 

And they ware married December the 19th 1844 

John E. Perkins their Son was born September the 19th 1845 

Margret E. Perkins was bornd March the 1st 1847 

Margie Cox was born January 27 1891. 

(too faint) th daughter of mima was born april the 4 (?) day 1839. 

Hoyet the son of Florah was born March the 15 1840 

(too faint) the son of Mima was born the 4 day of april 1841 

Benjamin the Sone of Harret was born January the 25 1842 
Richmon the Sone of Clary was born March the 1st 1842 
Warrin the son of Florah was born May the 17 1842 
Boson the son of Reachel was born April the 19th 1843 

(too faint) th Son of Clary was born Aug the 30 1849 

Asbery son of Harrett was born June the 26 1847 

Moring the daughter of florah was Bornd the 16th of October 1844 

(too faint) the Sone of Rachel was born July 26, 184(7)? 

(too faint) the Son of Clary was born the 17th of November the 1845 

Cane the son of Flora was born June the 12 1847 

Christopher Crandell (words too faint) ...April 25 183(?) 

(name too faint) Crandall....(too faint) of James Crandall and Mary his Wife 

Maniza J Crandell Departed this life September the 4 1834 

October the 26 1835 

Maud the colt of Fanny was folded Nov. 17, 1893. 

James A Lewis Bible Record 

Taken from a typewritten copy- presented as evidence in the NC Supreme Court case #97, Joseph A Lewis 
vs. G. A. Stancill, Feb. 1911, NC Archives. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Marriages 

Joseph A. Lewis and Henrietta Fleming were married by Dr. Jenkins on the 24th of Sept. 1868. 
Births 

Joseph A. Lewis, son of Allen & Rebecca Ann Lewis, was born on the 9th of August, A. D. 

Henrietta Fleming was born on the 22nd of June, A. D. , she being the daughter of Luke & 

Henrietta Fleming. 



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Joseph Fernando Lewis, son of Joseph & Henrietta Lewis, was born August 9,th 1869. 
Martha A. Lewis, daughter of Joseph & Henrietta Lewis, was born Sept. 27th 1870. 
William L. B Lewis, son of Joseph & Henrietta Lewis, was born Oct. 25th 1872. 

Mittie Emma Lewis, daughter of Joseph & Henrietta Lewis, was born on the 3rd Saturday of July, A.D. 1875 
Deaths 

Joseph Fernando Lewis, son of Joseph and Henrietta Lewis, died on the 1st day of May, A.D. 1870. 

The Anderson-Joyner Bible Records 

From xerographs of the record pages from two different Bibles, clipped together; in the files of R. 
Kammerer. It appears as if the Joyner Bible records had been removed and stuck in the Anderson Bible, 
probably by Mary Ann Joyner, wife of Lawrence R. Anderson. The originals are in the possession of 
(Carol Tyer?) . . . who gave the records to Robert G. Tyson on Jan. 9, 1985. Mr. Tyson noted that on Jan. 30, 
1985, he contacted Edna Bateman and got the following information: 

Edna's relatives are named: 

Eliza (Lyde) Anderson, md. John Tyer (Farmville) 
Ruel Tyer I; druggist, Snow Hill, La Grange, ?where 
Ruel Tyer II 
Charlie Tyer 

Ruel Tyer III named for grandfather 

Edna's parents: Isaac Ulysses Joyner and Verna Pope Anderson Joyner 
Edna's great-grandfather, Lawrence Richard Anderson. 

Mr. Tyson also noted that is not clear how the Tyson and Tyer families were related 
to the Andersons. 

The Bible records of the Anderson family: 
Births 

Jordan Anderson the son of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife was born March 20. 1779 
Cintha Anderson the Daugt of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife was born August the 9. 1780 
John N. (V.?) Anderson the Son of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife was born August the 20th.l782 
Rebecka Anderson the daughter of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife was born the 29 of July 1785 
Reuel Anderson son of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife was born the 10 of June 1792 

Rebeccah Ann Anderson the daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was Born June 16th. 1817 
Frances E. Anderson daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was born April 6th. 1819 
Elisabeth Ann Anderson daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was born April 14th. 1821 
Sally Jane Anderson daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was born May 20th. 182_(?) 
Lawrence R. Anderson son of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was born February the 22. 1825 
Susan D. Anderson daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was born July the 9. 1827 
Reuel J. Anderson son of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was Born April 24. 1829 
Henrietta L. Anderson daughter of Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was Born February the 7th. 1831 
Eddie B. Anderson was Born 20th May 1833 Dead 

Benjamin Ed(w?) Anderson Reuel Anderson & Ritty his wife was Born March 16the 1834 

Reuel M. Standi son of Caswell Standi & Rebecca his Wife was born 2nd Sept. 1835 
Godfrey Standi son of Caswell Stancil & Rebecca his Wife was born April 28th. 1837 
Benjamin Edee Stancil son of Caswell Stancil & Rebecca his Wife was born October 4th. 1838 
Lawrence Henry Stancil Son of Caswell Stancil & Rebecca his Wife was born November 6th 1839 
Ritty Anderson Daniel the Daughter of Sarah J. Daniel was Born Sept the 29. 1842 



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Ruel Benjamin Anderson the son of Lawrence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was borned the 26 of Oct 1846 
Isaac J. Anderson son of Lawrence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born on the 13th Nov 1848 
Eliza Ann Anderson Daughter of Lawrence R. Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born on the 29 th July 1850 
Sarah Elizebeth Anderson daughter of Lawrence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born September the 
7th 1853 

John W. Anderson, son of Lawrence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born the 11th of September 1855 
Henry Clay Anderson son of Lawrence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born on the fourth of January 
1858 

Anna L. Anderson Daughter of L. R. Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was born the 30 day of July 18(59 or 
60? torn) 

Mary Frances Daughter of L. R. Anderson and Mary Ann his Wife was born the 21st March 1861 
Deaths 

Ruel Anderson son of Lawrence Anderson & Sarah his wife died on thursday 12th September 5 minutes 

before 5 o'clock in the evening 1839 
Eddee Benjamin Anderson son of Reuel & Ritty Anderson died August 15th 1833 

Edee Benjamin Brown Anderson son of Ruel Anderson & Ritty his wife died at 1 o'clock in the morning 
of the 29th Sept 1840 

Ruel J. Anderson son of Ruel & Ritty his wife died the 20th of June 1841 Age 12 yrs 
Rebecca Carson died the 30th of Apl. 1842 Aged 56 yrs. 9 mos 

Elizabeth Standi, Wife of Nathan, Daughter of Ruel Anderson & Ritty his wife died Sept 6 184(3?) 
Ritty Anderson wife of Ruel Anderson died Nov 4, 1843 

Sarah Jane the Daughter of Ruel Anderson and Ritty his wife departed this life in the evening of the 13 
Jan 1845 

Lawrence Richard Anderson son of Ruel and Ritty Anderson departed this life June 2, 1864, in battle 
Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Lawrence R. Anderson and Mary Ann, his wife departed this life June 18, 1884 
Isaac Joyner Anderson son of Lawrence R. Anderson and Mary Ann, his wife departed this life 1899 
Mary Ann Anderson, wife of Lawrence R. Anderson, departed this life June 2, 1901 
Ruel Benjamin Anderson son of Lawrence R. and Mary Ann Anderson, departed this life Dec. 31, 1915 

The records of the Joyner family: 
Marriages 

Isaac Joyner and Anna Tison was Married 14th February 1821 

Moses Joyner and Lucy Jane Lasitter was maried the 18th of May A. D. one thousand eigh-hundred and 
forty eight 

Laurence Anderson and Mary Ann Joyner was married April 24 (A. D.) one thousand eight hundred & 
forty five 

Births 

Arseena Elizabethe Joyner Daughter of Isaac Joyner & Anna his wife was bornd 4th December in the year 
of our Lord 1821 

Moses Joyner Son of Isaac & Anna his wife was bornd October 26th - 1824 
John Joyner Son of Isaac & Anna Joyner was bornd In the year of our Lord Jany. th4 - 1827 
Mary Ann Joyner Daughter of Isaac Joyner and Anna his wife was bornd the 13(?) March in the year of 
our Lord 1829 

Seth Joyner Son of Isaac & Anna Joyner was bornd 29(?) Day of June in the year of Our Lord 1832 
Henry Ervin Joyner son of Isaac and Anna Joyner was born January 27 in the year of our Lord 1835 
Anna Daughter of Isaac & Anna Joyner was born thl5 of June in the year of our Lord 1837 
Eliza Daughter of Isaac & Anna Joyner was borned the 9 January in the year of our Lord 1840 

Ruel Benjamin Anderson son of Laurence Anderson & Mary Ann his wife was bornd October 26th A. D. 

one thousand eight-hundred & forty-six 
Isaac Joyner Anderson son of Laurence & Mary Anderson his wife was bornd November 13th A. D. one 

thousand eight-hundred & forty eight 



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Eliza Ann Anderson the Daughter of Lawrence & Mary Ann Anderson [no date] 

Abraham Joyner Son of John Joyner and Elizabeth his wife was bornd in the year of our Lord Marh [sic] 
the 16 1761 

Isaac Joyner Son of Abraham Joyner & Kissiah his wife was bornd in the year of our Lord July 31 Day 1791 
Anna Tison Daughter of Moses Tison and Elizabeth his wife was bornd November 24 in the year of our 
Lord 1799 1799 1799 1799 1799 

Susan Lasitter Joyner daughter of Moses and Lucy Jane his wife was bornd Sunday 17th of June in the 
year of our Lord 1849 

James Wood Joyner son of Moses Joyner and Lucy J Joyner his wife was born 20 of November 1852 
James W Joyner departed this life Tuesday morning the 27 of July in the year of our Lord 1854 
Sally Ann Joyner daughter of Moses Joyner and Lucy J Joyner his wife was born May 11th l(torn) 
Jess L Joyner was born on Sunday Feb 2 18(51 or 56?) 

Deaths 

Arseena Elizabeth Joyner Departed this life on Wednesday th26 October 182(? illegible) 

Abraham Joyner of the State of Georgia Departed this life on the 14 Febuary in the year of our Lord 1827 

Seth Joyner Departed this life on Monday 3rd March 1834 

John Joyner Departed this life on wenesday the 13 of October 1837 

Eliza Joyner Departed this life on thursday the 2 of July 1840 

John Joyner Departed this life on the 20 of March A. D. 1853 

Anna Joyner wife of Isaac Joyner Departed this life on Thursday th4 of May A.D. 1854 aged 54 years five 
months and 10 days 

Isaac Joyner Son of Abraham Joyner & Kisiah his wife Departed this life on Tuesday the 16th of January 

AD 1855 Aged 63 years five months & sixteen days 
Jesse Lasitter Son of Stephen & Nancy Lasitter Departed this life on Tuesday Nov 13th 1866 in the sixty 

seventh year of his age 

Gray Moore Bible 

Transcribed from photocopies of the original bible records contributed by Eleanor Oakley Sills. 
Births 

Iredel Moore was born dec 2 1849 
SallieC Moore " " May 4th 1851 

Gray Moore the son of Iredel & Sallie C Moore was born dec 7 1873 

Winnifred L Moore the daughter of Iredel & Sallie C Moore was born Feb. 6, 1876 

Churchwill Moore was born July the 5th 1878 

William K Moore was born Sept 17th 1880 

Claudious T Moore was born aug 13 1883 

Thomas J. Moore was born Sept 22, 1886 

Elva Varona Moore daughter of Gray & Lennie L Moore was borne Oct. 5, 1894 
Marriages 

Iredel Moore & Sallie C Clark was married dec 12 1872 

Gray Moore & Lennie L. Stokes was married Oct. 18 1893 

Laurence H Witherington & Winnie L. Moore was married Feb. 12th 1896. 

Deaths 

Elva Varona Moore, died August 7th. 1895. 
Memoranda 

Hellen Novella Witherington was born Jan. 8th 1897. 



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Theophilus Smith Bible 

The following bible record is taken from a typewritten copy found in the J. L. Jackson Papers, Sheppard 
Memorial Library Greenville, NC. Jackson noted he copied the bible record on April 7, 1952. Present 
location of the original bible is unknown. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Deaths 

Henry Smith died Sept. 8th 1870 
Celia Smith died May 24th 1866 
Theophilus Smith Sept. 24th 1876 
Nancy Tripp died May 30th 1873 
James F. Smith April 15th 1892 
John H. Smith died Feb. 19 1910 
Joshua W. Smith died Feb. 1925 
Benj. T. Smith died May 10, 1925 
Susan Smith Harris died Aug 1901 

Richard R. May, son of William and Mary J. May, died at Kinston 7th day of March 1865 

Elizabeth W. Smith, daughter of William and Mary J. May, his wife was born August 27, 1834. Died Nov. 

25th 1888 
William May died March 4th 1885 
Mary J. his wife died Oct. 27, 1856 
John J. May died Jan. 9, 1926 

Theophilus Smith son of Henry Smith and Celia his wife was born August 28, 1842 
Susan B. Smith daughter of Henry Smith and Celia his wife was born May 9th 1861 
Joshua W. Smith of Henry Smith and Celia his wife was born on the 7th day of June A. D. 1850 

Smith, daughter of Theophilus and Elizabeth Smith was born on the 9th day of February 1867 

John Richard Smith son of the above named parents was born on the 18th day of May 1868 

Robert Williams Smith son of the above named parents was born on the 2nd day Nov. 1869 

Mary Theophilus Smith daughter of the above named parents was born September the 26th day in 1873 

William May born June 16th 1807 

Mary J. Tyson wife of Wm. May and daughter of Sherrod Tyson and Elizabeth his wife was born Jan. 16th 
1814 

James F. Smith son of Henry Smith and Celia his wife was born Sept. 9, 1844 

Robert Frederick Hoke son of John R. Smith and Mary his wife was born Dec. 21st 1893 & died May 12th 1895 

Bettie May daughter of John R. Smith and Mary his wife was bom April 7th 1896 

Perry Yates Jackson son of William C. Jackson and Mary his wife was born August 23rd 1899 

William Graham Jackson son of William C. Jackson and Mary his wife was born July 23rd 1901 

Darwin Theophilus son of William C. Jackson and Mary his wife was born Dec. 31st 1903 

Angus Allen Jackson son of William C. Jackson and Mary his wife was born Dec. 7th 1906 

Gorham Edgar Jackson son of W. C. Jackson and Mary his wife was born July 9th 1910 

John Robert Jackson son of W. C. Jackson and Mary his wife was born Dec. 27, 1914 

Susan Elizabeth Jackson daughter of W. C. Jackson and Mary his wife was born Dec. 13, 1916 

(The following dates are from a loose sheet in the same bible) 
R. R. May was born March 27 1847 
J. J. May June 5th 1848 

Mary R. Little son (sic) of W. W. Little and Harriett his wife was born Nov. 1861 
William Robert do (sic) was born Dec. 15th 1863 
James S. May died Jan. 11, 1864 

Mary J. May died Oct. 27th 1856, All her days were 42 years 8 months 13 days 

Fannie Buck, died April 6th 1863 

Mary Fannie May died 2nd day Nov. 1847 



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William May and Mary J. Tyson was married December 10th 1829 

William Little, Harriett W. May was married January 23rd 1861 

William May and Susan Garris was married April 15th 1869 

John J. May & Georgeann Kittrell was married December 18th 1872 was married 

William May son of James and Harriett his wife was born June 16th 1807 

Mary J. May daughter of Sherrod and Elizabeth Tyson was born January 16th 1814 

James S. May son of Wm. May and Mary his wife was born December 4th 1830 

W. H. May was born Sept. 4th 1838 

E. W. May was born Aug. 27 1834 

B. H. May was born Nov. 9th 1836 

H. W. May was born Sept. 3rd 1840 

Mary F. May was born July 31st 1843 



New Members 



L. Martin Flanagan 

115 Russlyn Drive 

West Palm Beach, FA 33405-3355 

Phone: 561-833-0638 

email: LMFLA@aol.com 

Surname: Flanagan 

H. J. Forbes, Jr. 

1041 Silvastone Drive 

Decatur, GA 30033-1036 

Phone: 404-325-4370 

email: jforbes@mindspring.com 

Joseph R. (Joe) Fowler, Jr. 

212 Nantucket Court 

Wilmington, NC 28412-3312 

Phone: 910-350-1468 

email: PoppaJoe@WebTV.Net 

Surnames: McGlohon, Worthington, Allen, 

Flanagan, Rountree, Cannon 

Linda Melvin 

1101-B Ward Boulevard 

Wilson, NC 27893-1998 

Phone: 252-237-7100 

email: LdMell@aol.com 

Surnames: Dunn, demons, Hill, Harrell 

Margaret Ann Nesbitt 
3725 East Hermosa Vista Drive 
Mesa, AZ 85215-1703 
Phone: 602-854-9691 

Susan Scott Smith 
368 Rock Quarry Drive 
Thomasville, NC 27360-7005 
Phone: 336-472-3449 

Surnames: Scott, Teel, Jackson, Johnson, Proctor, 
Bynum 



Catherine Emogene Williams (Jean) Trabucco 

3714 Butler Road 

New Bern, NC 28560-7008 

Phone: 252-637-2958 

email: jean@cconnect.net 

Williams, Dixon, Mills, Smith 

Patricia M. Trigilio 

16640 Dolf Road 

Stewartstown, PA 17363-8043 

Phone: 717-993-2169 

email: ptrigilio@hotmail.com 

Nelson, Byrd, Whitehurst, Weatherington 

Frank Tyson 

1110 Doral Lane 

Houston, TX 77073-1253 

Phone: 281-443-3843 

email: jodyfrank@comwerx.net 

Surnames: Tyson, Moye 

Paul D. Tyson 

1746 Leesville Church Road 
Clinton, SC 29325-9438 
Phone: 803-833-2209 
Surname: Tyson 

Edgecombe County Memorial Library 

Traci Thompson, Local Hist. Reference Librarian 

909 Main Street 

Tarboro, NC 27886 

Phone: 919-823-1141 

(Exchange member) 



Visit the 

Pitt County Family Researchers, Inc., 
at their website! 

http:/ / www.rootsweb.com/~ncpcfr/ 



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Queries 



Seek information on CHESNUTT/CHESTNUT/CHESTNUTT families of eastern North Carolina. A major 
Chestnutt book on descendants of Alexander CHESNUTT (died I960, Isle of Wight, VA) now in 
progress. 

—Ray GRIFFIN; 333 Chadwyck Drive; Danville, VA; 24541-3306 (804-793-1744) email: 
rgriffin@gamewood.net. 

Would like to hear from other researchers of the HERRINGTON, JACKSON, HADDOCK, TAYLOR 

AND ALDERSON families of Pitt County. [Repeated at request of Ms. Zumwalt] 

—Patricia ZUMWALT; 147 Rainbow Dr. #4766; Livingston, TX 77399-1047 (888-757-7701). 

Looking for information about the descendants of Frances Elizabeth JOLLEY, born 1869 in Beaufort 
County, NC. She was the second child of John Hymon JOLLEY and Mary (Polly) WARREN. She 
married Llewelyn MARTIN in 1887. They lived in Martin County, NC, and were the parents of S. 
Arthur MARTIN. 

— Nancy Akers PAYNE; P. O. Box 1041; Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-1041. email: nabalaha@gateway.net. 

Who were the parents of James BIRD, b. ca. 1772 in Bute Co., NC, d. 1829 in TN; married Dec. 17, 
1793 in Warren Co., NC, to Lucy LANIER, dau. of John LANIER and Sarah NANCE. Lucy b. ca. 1780 
in Warren County. 

—Margaret EICHMAN; 1244 W. Crescent Ave; Redlands, CA 92373-6539 (909-792-8847). 

Seeking information on Dempsey PEEL, b. 1759, father of Mills PEEL who was b. 1784 in Hertford 
County, NC. Dempsey later moved to Edgecombe County, NC, died in 1811. Who was Dempsey's 
wife? Will pay any cost of copy/ postage. 

—John Gordon WILLIAMS 025154; P. O. Box 221 Y-ll Union Correctional Institution; Raiford, 
FL 32083-0221. 

Looking for information about Nancy LYTTLE, m. Benjamin BRILEY (b. 1780, d. 1850). Were her 
paretns William LYTTLE (b. 1757, d. 1804) and Lydia THACKER? Was William LYTTLE's father 
Archibald LYTTLE who married Margaret JOHNSON? 

—Alice S. RICHMOND; 140 Pinecrest Road; Durham, NC 27705-5813 (919-489-0051) email: 
RAKERICHMO@aol.com. 

Need parents and siblings' names of Famariah/Phamy (Mrs. Matthew WARD) who was married by 
1809. Need also Famariah's complete birth date. 

—Dora SANDERS; 711 14th Northwest; MiamLOK 74354. email: Dsanders@RecTec.net. 

Shadrack (Shade) WOOTEN, Arthur Forbes WOOTEN, William WOOTEN, Jr., Council WOOTEN. 
Was their father William WOOTEN, Sr., who served in the Revolution? Was William WOOTEN, Sr.'s, 
father John WOOTEN, Sr., also in the Revolution? 

—J. A. L. MILLER, Jr.; 7912-H Harris Hiy Lane; Charlotte, NC 28269-0704 (704-549-5666. email: 
jalmillerjr@worldnet.att.net. 

Searching for Balaam BELL, born ca. 1770, died before 1802; married Penelope TURNAGE, Pitt 

County, NC. I only know two of their children; did they have more? 

—Robbie SeweU MO YE; 1703 Salem Ch. Rd.; Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919-735-5896). email: 

robbie@esn.net. 

Jonas NELSON, Sr., b. ca. 1750, d. 1825 in Martin Co., NC; m. before 1790 to Mary ODUM/ODOM. 
Seek information on his parents. 

—Pat TRIGILIO; 16640 Dolf Rd.; Stewartstown, PA 17363 (717-993-2169). email: 
ptrigilio@hotmail.com. 



PCGQ August 1999 



Sarah W. ELKS, dau. of Wm. A. ELKS and Rebecca NICHOLS (#1 wife) married ca. 1876 to Wm. R. 
BAKER. Children: John W. BAKER (b. 1877, md. Mary Virginia NORMAN 1902); James Isaac BAKER 
(b. 1879, d. 1914, md. Martha TYSON 1900, Pitt Co.); Jesse E. BAKER, b. 1886, md. Hattie FULFORD 
1915, Pitt Co.). Seeking descendants. Did John and Jesse leave county? Bible records, tombstone 
dates, obituaries desired. 

—Virginia Holdford STULTZ; 960 W. Elva St.; Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208-523-1780). 

KENNEDY-ROUNTREE/ROUNDTREE. John KENNEDY, b. ca. 1760 in NC, d. 1832 in Sumter Co., 
South Carolina, married 1784 to Cherry ROUNTREE in Pitt Co., NC Cherry was b. ca. 1765, d. 1840 
in Sumter Co., SC. Children: 1) Cleoy (b. Jan. 17, 1785, d. young); 2) Argent (b. June 20, 1787, m. 
James CROSSWELL); and 3) Sarah (b. Oct. 2, 1789, m. John CROSSWELL). John KENNEDY served in 
the American Revolution from North Carolina. 

—Margaret Ann Reynolds NESBITT; 3725 East Hermosa Vista Dr.; Mesa, AS 85215-1703 (480-854- 
9691). email: mar.nesbitt@cwix.com. 

Searching for info, on Capt. John FRIZZLE, reportedly the father of John PIERCE who was b. ca. 
1839, by Kearney PIERCE. John PIERCE was in 1850 Greene Co. census in household of Wilie 
STOCKS (age 49) and Kearney STOCKS (age 30). After serving in the Confederate Army, John 
PIERCE moved to Pitt Co., west of Ayden, on Hwy 102 near Rountree Church. He married Elizabeth 
(Betty) McGLAWHON. John and Betty PIERCE are buried in the Frizzell Cemetery near Hwy 102. 
Was John PIERCE the son of the John FRIZZELL who also lived near Rountree Church? 
—Sammy Anson PIERCE; 3048 S. Glebe Rd.; Arlington, VA 22206 (703-518-5158). email: 
pierce3369@aol.com. 

Need information on Elizabeth (Betty) GRAY, b. 1847, married 1st David Anson AYERS in Washing- 
ton Co., NC, and mother of Maryetta, Ormond Taylor, Ebenezer Wilson and Augustus (Gus) W. 
AYERS. Elizabeth married 2nd Magelbra G. AUSBON after a brief widowhood. First husband, David 
Anson AYERS died ca. 1877 at age 37. He was a veteran of the War Between the States, and the son 
of David Taylor AYERS and Ada EVERETT. 

—Gene AYERS; 3127 Sretaw Drive; Charlotte, NC 28210-4857 (704-552-1660). email: 
tazdevil@charlotte.infi.net. 



Harris Miscellany 

About Spencer Harris 

Eastern Reflector, Feb. 6, 1884 

Mr. Spencer HARRIS is one of the most energetic and respected farmers in Contentnea township. He is 76 
years old and never took a drink of intoxicating liquors in his life, never used tobacco in any form, is a 
bachelor, never joined any church, but is a pious, moral man, is in perfect health and can do as much hard 
work as any young man. He has always voted the Democratic ticket, and would walk 15 miles any day to 
get to the polls. Such men are an honor to any county, and we doubt if there are many more such in the State. 

Prolific Family 

Eastern Reflector, Feb. 7, 1913 

Mr. J. E. Harris, who lives six miles from town in the vicinity of Frog Level, was here a day or two ago 
and said the fourth pair of twins recently came to his home. Mr. Harris has been married 10 years and in 
that time twelve children have been added to his family, twins four times and singles four times. If any 
family can show more rapid growth than this we would like to have the names. 



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NOTE: NAMES OFTEN APPEAR MORE THAN ONCE ON A PAGE. 



Abrams, Anny 7 

Abrams, Sister 10 

Adam, Ezekiel 15 

Adams, Archabel 9 

Adams, Bryant 17 

Adams, Thomas 9 

Adams, William 15 

Adams, Williby 14 

Albritton, Adam 9, 11 

Albritton, Harry 20 

Albritton, Jesse 9 

Albritton, Luke 9, 11 

Albritton, Patsey/Patsy 9 

Albritton, Samuel 9, 10 

Albritton, Ted, Mr. and Mrs 20 

Albritton?, Dovey 9 

Alderson 28 

Allen, Albert E 20 

Allen, Captn 13 

Allen, John/ Jno 13, 19 

Allen, Joseph 14 

Allen, Shadrick 3 

Allen, Shad 14 

Allen, Thomas 12 

Anderosn, Lawrence R 23 

Anderson, Allen 2 

Anderson, Anna L 24 

Anderson, Benjamin Ed(w?) 23 

Anderson, Cintha 23 

Anderson, Eddee Benjamin 24 

Anderson, Eddie B 23 

Anderson, Edee Benjamin Brown .. 24 

Anderson, Elisabeth Ann 23 

Anderson, Eliza (Lyde) 23 

Anderson, Eliza Ann 24, 25 

Anderson, Frances e 23 

Anderson, Henrietta L 23 

Anderson, Henry Clay 24 

Anderson, Isaac J 24 

Anderson, Isaac Joyner 24 

Anderson, John N. (or V.?) 23 

Anderson, John W 24. 

Anderson, Jordan 23 

Anderson, L. R 24 

Anderson, Laurence 24 

Anderson, Lawrence 23, 24, 25 

Anderson, Lawrence R 23, 24 

Anderson, Lawrence Richard.... 23, 24 

Anderson, Mary Ann 24, 25 

Anderson, Mary Frances 24 



Anderson, Rebeccah Ann 23 

Anderson, Rebecka 23 

Anderson, Reuel 23, 24 

Anderson, Reuel J 23 

Anderson, Ritty 23, 24 

Anderson, Ruel 24 

Anderson, Ruel Benjamin 24 

Anderson, Ruel J 24 

Anderson, Sally Jane 23 

Anderson, Sarah 23, 24 

Anderson, Sarah Elizabeth 24 

Anderson, Sarah Jane 24 

Anderson, Susan D 23 

Anderson, Verna Pope 23 

Arnel, William 3 

Ausbon, Magelbra G 29 

Ayers, Augustus (Gus) W. 29 

Ayers, David Anson 29 

Ayers, David Taylor 29 

Ayers, Ebenezer Wilson 29 

Ayers, Gene 29 

Ayers, Maryetta 29 

Ayers, Ormond Taylor 29 

Baker, James Isaac 29 

Baker, Jesse E 29 

Baker, John W 29 

Baker, Wm. R 29 

Baldree, Bro 9, 11 

Baldree, Dicy 12 

Baldree, Richard 12 

Ballard, Ann 8 

Barber, Abram 20 

Barber, Charlie 20 

Barber, M. B 20 

Barber, William 20 

Barbers mill 10 

Barnhill, Ann 10 

Barnhill, Anny 10 

Barnhill, Betty 7 

Barnhill, Bro 8 

Barnhill, David 9 

Barnhill, Ede 8 

Barnhill, Elizabeth 8, 11 

Barnhill, George 8, 10 

Barnhill, Henry 7 

Barnhill, Jesse 7, 8 

Barnhill, Rebeccah 8 

Barnhill, William 8 

Barns, Joshea 8 



Barret, Wm 14 

Barrete, Josiah 17 

Barrow, Ellenor 12 

Barrow, James 9 

Barrow, William 9, 10 

Bateman, Edna 23 

Bates, James 1 

Bauldree, Elizabeth 7 

Bauldree, William 7 

Beardsley, Lambert P 17 

Bedford, Noah 17 

Beeks, Edmund 8 

Beeks, Rebecca 8 

Bell, Balaam 28 

Best, Bryant B 22 

Best, Christain 22 

Best, Henry 22 

Bird, James 28 

Blackledge, Ann 14 

Bleming, Bro 12 

Blount, Jacob 14 

Bonds, Sister 11 

Bowers, Annes 9 

Bowers, Annis 11 

Bowers, John 2 

Brewer, Sallie 5 

Briley, Benjamin 10, 12, 28 

Briley, Elizabeth 12 

Briley, Isaac 8, 11 

Briley, Jacob 8, 9 

Briley, Joseph 8, 11 

Briley, Mary 10 

Briley, Molly 12 

Briley, Sarah 9 

Briley, William 8, 10,11 

Brily [Mr.] 5 

Brown, Adlade 5 

Brown, alfred 5 

Brown, bet 5 

Brown, Clarey/Clary 7 

Brown, Elizabeth 7 

Brown, fat 5 

Brown, James 8 

Brown, johnie 5 

Brown, luisa 5 

Brown, patsy 5 

Brown, Willie 17 

Browning, Danl 14 

Browning, George 15 

Browning, Perigin 14 



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Buck, Fannie 26 

Buck, John 12 

Buck, Nancy 12 

Buckes, Sarah 12 

Buds, Thomas 15 

Bugh, Jno 17 

Burkitt, Bro 7 

Burnett, W. H 6 

Buroughs, Anny 10 

Burris, Anny 8 

Burrows, Anny 11 

Butler, Arthur 15 

Caldwell, Jean D 21 

Cammel, Jas 13 

Cannon, Edward 15 

Cannon, Edward L 15 

Cannon, Elizabeth 13 

Cannon, Fannie H., Mrs 20 

Cannon, Nathaniel 13 

Carr, Martha 18 

Carson, Rebecca 24 

Cason, Clary 9, 10 

Cason, Henry 9 

Cason, Henry, Mrs 10 

Cason, Marthy 8 

Cason, Matthew 7 

Cason, Nancy 9, 10 

Causey, Ann 15 

Chance, Magt 14 

Chapman, Jesse 13 

Charlton, Joseph 13 

Charton, George 15 

Cherry, Danl/ Daniel 1 

Cherry, Darling 1 

Cherry, Hillary 9 

Cherry, John 1, 9 

Cherry, Laurence/Laurince 1 

Cherry, Nancy 9 

Cherry, Peggy 9 

Cherry, Sister 8 

Cherry, Winny 7, 8 

Chesnutt, Alexander 28 

Chesnutt/ Chestnut 28 

Child, Francis 3 

Christey, Elisabeth 9. 

Christy, David 9 

Church, Isaac 7 

Church, Lydia 7 

Clark, Edward 15 

Clark, Isaac 13 

Clark, Osburn 13 

Clark, Sallie C 25 

Clark, Sophia 11 



Clarks mill 8 

Coart, F 4 

Cockburn, Sister 10 

Coleman, Thos 15 

Collins, Ann 9, 10 

Collins, John 1 

Collins, Josiah 1 

Congleton, Matthew 9 

Cooper, Allis 10, 11 

Cooper, George 9, 10 

Cooper, Sarah 9 

Cooper, Sister 9, 10 

Coper, Allis 8 

Coper, Sarah 8 

Corben, James 14 

Cory, Joseph 1 

Cory, Shadrick 1 

Cotten, Solomon 3 

Cox Manufacturing Company 6 

Cox, Aron 14 

Cox, betsy 5 

Cox, Jeremiah 13 

Cox, John 5 

Cox, Margie 22 

Crandal, Amanda F. 22 

Crandal, Charles C. C 21, 22 

Crandal, Elizabet 22 

Crandal, James 22 

Crandal, James L 22 

Crandal, Maniza Jane 22 

Crandal, Margaret M 22 

Crandal, Maria E 22 

Crandal, Marina Ann R 22 

Crandal, Mary 22 

Crandal, Mary L 22 

Crandal, William E. A 22 

Crandall, James 22 

Crandall, Mary 22 

Crandell, Christopher 22 

Crandell, Enoch 21, 22 

Crandell, James 21 

Crandell, Maniza J 21, 22 

Crandell, Margaret M 21 

Crandell, Mariah E 21 

Crandell, Mary L 22 

Crandell, Nicholas 21 

Crandell, Wm E A 21 

Crawford, Allin 5 

Crawford, marin 5 

Crisp, Nancy 10 

Crosswell, James 29 

Crosswell, John 29 

Cuppers, James 15 



Daniel, Beverly 21 

Daniel, Edmund A 12 

Daniel, Elizabeth 9 

Daniel, Maggie E 21 

Daniel, Ritty Anderson 23 

Daniel, Sarah J 23 

Daniel, W. 9 

Daniel, Wiley/Willey 8 

Daniels, Josephus, Hon 20 

Davey, Albritton 7 

Davis, Eade/Ede 7 

Davis, Ede 8, 9 

Davis, Lawson 15 

Davis, Prescot 15 

Debenports, William 15 

Dudley, Eliza 11 

Eason, Nancy 12 

Eichman, Margaret 28 

Elks, Sarah W 29 

Elks, Wm. A 29 

Ellis, Jinny (of Ellis) 7 

Ellis, Underhill 7, 8 

Ellison, Amanda F. 21 

English (see Inglish) 

Equals, Mary 8 

Evans, Alex/ Alexander 2 

Evans, Margaret A., Miss 12 

Everett, Ada 29 

Everett, Charity 8 

Everett, Hannah 8, 9 

Ewell, Catron 8 

Ewell, Crissey/Crissy 7 

Ewell, James 7, 9, 10 

Falconer, Mary 12 

Ferebee, S 1 

Fife, Hannah 15 

Fish, Thos 15 

Flake, Ann 7, 8 

Flake, Nanney 7 

Flake, Suky 9 

Flanagan, L. Martin 27 

Fleming, Annis 12 

Fleming, David 7, 11 

Fleming, Elizabeth 11 

Fleming, Henrietta 22 

Fleming, Luke 22 

Fleming, Mary 9 

Fleming, Willis 12 

Forbes Meeting House 8, 10 

Forbes, Allen, Mr. and Mrs 20 

Forbes, H. J., Jr 27 

Forbes, Winnie, Mrs 20 



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Foreman, Elizabeth, Mrs 12 

rnes, Thomas 17 

Foster, Charles, Mrs 20 

Fowler, George 8, 9 

Fowler, Joseph R., Jr 27 

Fowler, Nancy 8 

Freeman, Edmund B 12 

Frizzle, John, Capt 29 

Fulford, Hattie 29 

Gardner, Edward 14 

Gardner, Isaac 14 

Gardner, Jesse 14 

Garrel, William 13 

Garris, Susan 27 

Gatlen, Elizabeth 13 

Gatlen, Levi 14 

Gatlen, Stephen 13 

Gilbert, Mary 7, 8 

Glascow, Rodney, Mrs 20 

Gorham, Edith, Miss 20 

Gray, Elizabeth (Betty) 29 

Griffin, G W 20 

Griffin, Martha 11, 12 

Griffin, Ray 28 

Guartney, Harnah 13 

Gurden, Edwd 15 

Haddock 28 

Hairfoot, Malicai 15 

Hamby, Cornelia, Mrs 19 

Hardee, Abraham 21 

Hardee, Abraham C 21 

Hardee, John Bryant 21 

Hardee, Perlina 21 

Hardee, Permelia 21 

Hardee, Permely 21 

Hardee, Prolina 21 

Hardee, Washingteon 21 

Hardie, John 15 

Harper, Hugh P. 12 

Harris, Bessie 19 

Harris, Charles 19 

Harris, Elijah 8 

Harris, Elsy 11 

Harris, J. E 29. 

Harris, Joseph 15, 19 

Harris, Rachel 11 

Harris, Rosine 5 

Harris, Sally 8 

Harris, Sarah 11 

Harris, Spencer 29 

Harris, Susan Smith 26 

Harrison, Jos 14 



Harvey, Ann 14 

Harvey, John 8 

Harvey, Sarah 9 

Hatton, Lewis 12 

Hatton, Nicy 11 

Hawkins, Jess, Mrs 20 

Hearn, Howell 12 

Hendun ?, Elizabeth 12 

Hennonton, Anna 2 

Herrenton/Herrinton, Jeremiah 7 

Herrington 28 

Herrington, Stephen 17 

Herrinton, Lydia 9, 10 

Hickman, Jacob 14 

Highsmith, Evelyn 20 

Hill, Potters 20 

Hillins, William 13 

Hodges, Floyd 9 

Hodges, Martha 9 

Hodges, Mrs 9 

Hodges, William 3 

Hooten, Caleb 15 

Howell, J. H 20 

Humber, O. P. 20 

Humphrey, Mary, Miss 20 

Humphrey, Nannie Moye, Mrs 20 

Hutchens, Edwd 13 

Hutchens, Elijah 13 

Inglish, William 2 

Irby, John H, Col 12 

Jackson 28 

Jackson, Angus Allen 26 

Jackson, Darwin Theophilus 26 

Jackson, Gorham Edgar 26 

Jackson, J. L 26 

Jackson, Jesse L 5 

Jackson, John Robert 26 

Jackson, Jos 15 

Jackson, Joseph 13 

Jackson, Mary 26 

Jackson, Perry Yates 26 

Jackson, Susan Elizabeth 26 

Jackson, W. C 26 

Jackson, William C 26 

James, Nelson 2 

James, W. L., Mrs 20 

Jarrel, Fredk 15 

Jarrel, Henry, Junr 15 

Jarrel, Henry, Senr 15 

Jarrel, Jacob 13 

Jarrels, William 13 

Jenkins, Dr 22 



Johnson, Margaret 28 

Johnston, James 12 

Johnston, Mary, Miss 12 

Joiner, Isaac, Esq 12 

Joiner, John, Esq 12 

Joiner, Marny Miss 12 

Jolley, Frances Elizabeth 28 

Jolley, John Hymon 28 

Jones, Brittain 3 

Jones, P. E., Dr. and Mrs 20 

Jones, Ras 20 

Jones, Walter 15 

Jones, Wm 14 

Joyner, Abraham 25 

Joyner, Anna 24, 25 

Joyner, Arseena Elizabeth 25, 24 

Joyner, Arsena, Mrs 19 

Joyner, Edward 20 

Joyner, Edward, Mr. and Mrs 20 

Joyner, Eliza 24, 25 

Joyner, Elizabeth 25 

Joyner, Ellis, Mr. And Mrs 20 

Joyner, Frank 20 

Joyner, Henry Ervin 24 

Joyner, Hubert 20 

Joyner, Hubert, Mr. and Mrs 20 

Joyner, Isaac 24, 25 

Joyner, Isaac Ulysses 23 

Joyner, James Wood 25 

Joyner, Jess L 25 

Joyner, John 24, 25 

Joyner, Kissiah/Kisiah 25 

Joyner, Leon 20 

Joyner, Leon, Jr., Mr. and Mrs 20 

Joyner, Lucy Jane 25 

Joyner, Lyman 20 

Joyner, Lyman, Jr 20 

Joyner, Mary Ann 23, 24 

Joyner, Moses 24, 25 

Joyner, Sally Ann 25 

Joyner, Seth 24, 25 

Joyner, Susan Lasitter 25 

Jurden, Wm 15 

Kammerer, Roger 1, 5, 7, 13, 22, 23, 26 

Keel, Bennet 17 

Keel, Elizabeth 21 

Keel, James F. 16 

Keel, Martha 17 

Keel, Penny 17 

Keel, Samuel 17 

Keel, Simon 16, 17 

Keep, Penelope 17 

Kemp, Isaac 13 



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Kennedy, Amon, Mr. and Mrs 20 

Kennedy, Argent 29 

Kennedy Cleoy 29 

Kennedy Dad 14 

Kennedy David Sr 14 

Kennedy Jno 14 

Kennedy John 29 

Kennedy Sarah 29 

Ketterel, Jonathan 13 

Kights, Saml 14 

King, Britain 14 

Kinsaul, Margaret 17 

Kinsaul, Reuben 17 

Kittrell, Anne 16 

Kittrell, Georgeann 27 

Kittrell, Jethro 16 

Kittrell, Louisa 16 

Kittrell, Mary Jane 16 

Kittrell, Matthew 18 

Kittrell, Nancy 16 

Kittrell, S. A 16 

Kittrell, Sally Ann 16 

Kittrell /Kitterell, Stanley 16, 18 

Kittrell, Susan Margaret 16 

Knox, Margaret 7 

Knox, Marget 8 

Knox, William 9, 11 

Lambird, Wm 14 

Lang, James R 20 

Lang, Mary Jane 20 

Lang, Vernice, Miss 20 

Lang, W. G, Sr 20 

Lanier, John 28 

Lanier, Lucy 28 

Lasitter, Jesse 25 

Lasitter, Lucy Jane 24 

Lasitter, Nancy 25 

Lasitter, Stephen 25 

Latham, Elizabeth 22 

Latham, Polly 11 

Leachworth, Jos 14 

Leigh, Wm. C, Esq 12 

Letchworth, bill 5 

Letchworth, docie 5 

Levy, Alexander 7. 

Levy, Elizabeth 7 

Levy, Gracey 8 

Levy, Hardee 7, 8, 9 

Levy, Henry 7, 8, 9, 10 

Levy, Thomas 8 

Lewis, Allen 22 

Lewis, Henrietta 23 

Lewis, James A 22 



Lewis, Joseph 23 

Lewis, Joseph A 22 

Lewis, Joseph Fernando 23 

Lewis, Mittie Emma 23 

Lewis, Mrtha A 23 

Lewis, Rebecca Ann 22 

Lewis, William L. B 23 

Lewis, Winny 8 

Little, Ann 7 

Little, Edmund 8, 10 

Little, Hanner 9 

Little, Harriett 26 

Little, Mary R 26 

Little, Pleasant 8, 10 

Little, Rebeccah 9 

Little, W. W 26 

Little, William 27 

Little, William Robert 26 

Locker, Henry 15 

Loyns, Wm 14 

Lyttle, Archibald 28 

Lyttle, Nancy 28 

Lyttle, William 28 

Mannin, Saml 14 

Martin, Alice, Mrs 20 

Martin, Bettie 20 

Martin, Llewelyn 28 

Martin, S. Arthur 28 

May, B. H 27 

May, E. W. 27 

May, Elizabeth 12 

May, H. W. 27 

May, Harriett 27 

May, Harriett W 27 

May, J. J 26 

May, James 27 

May, James S 26, 27 

May, John J 26, 27 

May, Jolly 10 

May, Lydia 9, 11 

May, Mary F 27 

May, Mary Fannie 26 

May, Mary J 26,27 

May, R. R 26 

May, Richard R 26 

May, Sukey 11 

May, W. H 27 

May, William 26, 27 

Mayo, Elizabeth 12 

Mayo, Nathan 8 

McGlawhon, Elizabeth (Betty) 29 

McGowan, Elizabeth 12 

McKenzie, Duncan, Mrs 20 



Megahorn, Jno 14 

Melvin, Linda 27 

Mewborn, R. E 20 

Miller, J. A. L 28 

Mitchell, Nancy 11 

Mitchell, Nicey 8 

Mond, Hazel, Miss 20 

Monk, J. Y., Mr. and Mrs 20 

Monk, James, Jr 20 

Moor, Jacob 8 

Moor, John 8, 9 

Moor, Reuben 9 

Moor, Ruthy 9 

Moor, Sarah 8 

Moor, 7 

Moore, Annis 10 

Moore, Betty 7 

Moore, C. E., Dr. and Mrs 20 

Moore, Churchwill 25 

Moore, Claudious T 25 

Moore, Edmund 8, 11 

Moore, Elva Varona 25 

Moore, Gray 25 

Moore, Henry 7, 9, 11 

Moore, Iredel 25 

Moore, Jacob 7, 9 

Moore, James 2, 13 

Moore, Jesse 9, 12 

Moore, Lennie L 25 

Moore, Mary 9 

Moore, Moses 2 

Moore, Nan /Nancy 17 

Moore, Polly 10 

Moore, Reuben 2 

Moore, Sallie C 25 

Moore, Sary 11 

Moore, Spencer 8 

Moore, Thomas 7 

Moore, Thomas J 25 

Moore, William K 25 

Moore, Winnie L 25 

Moore, Winnifred L 25 

Mooring, Gracey 7 

Mooring, J 12 

Mooring, John 7, 8 

Mooring, John, Jr 7 

Mooring, Sarah 7 

Mooring, William 7 

Mores, William 13 

Moy, George 15 

Moye, A. B 20 

Moye, A. B. Mrs 20 

Moye, A. D 17 

Moye, Alfred 18 



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Moye, Robbie Sewell 28 

Moye, W. D 18 

Moye, W. M, Mrs 20 

Murphy, William 14 

Nance, Sarah 28 

Nelson, Jonas, Sr 28 

Nesbitt, Margaret Ann 27 

Newham, Francis 3 

Nichols, Charlie 19 

Nichols, Emily Moore 19 

Nichols, George 5 

Nichols, Nancy J 19 

Nichols, Nelson 19 

Nichols, Rebecca 29 

Nichols, Whitty 19 

Nickels, Mary 9 

Noble, Sarah 8 

Nobles, Almeter 5 

Nobles, Ben 9 

Nobles, Benjamin 11 

Nobles, Bessie 5 

Nobles, Chrischany 5 

Nobles, Clara 5 

Nobles, Clemmie/Clemmy 5 

Nobles, David 5 

Nobles, Drewry 8 

Nobles, Drewry 9 

Nobles, Elax 5 

Nobles, Elvira 5 

Nobles, francis 5 

Nobles, Ida 5 

Nobles, John 5 

Nobles, july 5 

Nobles, Lorenzer 5 

Nobles, made 5 

Nobles, Martha an 5 

Nobles, Mary lisa 5 

Nobles, Peggy 10 

Nobles, Sarah 7 

Nobles, Simond 5 

Nobles, Sucey 9 

Nobles, torn 5 

Nobles, Walter B 5 

Nobles, Wiley 5 

Norcott, John 12 

Norman, Mary Virginia 29 

Norris, Crissy 9 

Nowell, Elizabeth 7 

Nowell/Nowels, James 7 

Odum/Odom, Mary 28 

Oliver, Sollom 13 

Outen, Nelly 11 



Parker, A 12 

Parker, Archibald 17 

Parker, Delphia, Mrs 19 

Parker, O. L., Mr. and Mrs 20 

Parker, Walt 19 

Parker, Watt 19 

Parramore, John 8 

Patrick, C. L., Mrs 18 

Patrick, Joel 14 

Patrick, John 14 

Patrick, Micajah 15 

Patrick, Wealthy 12 

Payne, Nancy Akers 28 

Peed, Alton, Mr. and Mrs 20 

Peel, Dempsey 28 

Peel, Mills 28 

Pelts, Henry 14 

Pelts, John 14 

Perkins, Elizabeth 22 

Perkins, John E 22 

Perkins, Lamuel 22 

Perkins, Mary L 21 

Perkins, Sallie 22 

Perkins, Sue 21 

Perkins, W. H 21, 22 

Peters, Etheldred 15 

Peters, Joseph 14 

Phillips, James Jur 13 

Phillips, Jno 14 

Phillips, Thos Senr 13 

Phillips, Thos 14 

Phips, Bro 7 

Pierce, John 29 

Pierce, Kearney 29 

Pierce, Sammy Anson 29 

Pinket, Zach 9 

Pollard, John 15 

Pollard, Lossie Bell 20 

Pugh, Hugh Junr 13 

Pugh, Hugh, Senr 14 

Quenelly/Quinelly, Patrick 3, 4 

Quiling, Edward 14 

Quinelly, Shadrick 3 

Quiney, Ann 14 

Quunnily, Patk 14 

Randolph, James 11 

Randolph, Willis 6 

Reecks, Edmund 7 

Reel, Goldis Starling 21 

Rhodes, Dock 20 

Richmond, Alice S 28 

Ricks, Benja 3 



Robason, John 2 

Robason, Noah 2 

Robason, Sovern 9, 10 

Robason, William 8 

Roberson, Bridget 11 

Roberson, Bro 11 

Robertson, Robert 17 

Robson, Anny 8 

Robson, Brigget 8 

Robson, Chloe 9 

Robson, Elizabeth 8 

Robson, James 9 

Robson, Nancy 8 

Robson, Sally 9 

Robson, Sarah 7 

Robson, Sovern 8 

Robson, Suky 8 

Robson, William 7, 9 

Rogers, Benjamin 8 

Rogers, Bro. /Brother 9 

Rogers, Charey 7 

Rogers, Rebecca 9 

Rogers, Sterling 10 

Ross, Charles 14 

Ross, Ed 14 

Ross, Lewis 14 

Ross, Phineas P./Perkins 21, 22 

Ross, Sallie 21, 22 

Ross, Thomas B./Thos B./T.B. .. 21, 22 

Rountree, Cherry 29 

Rountree, John 15 

Rountree, Moses 15 

Rountree, Rheuben 15 

Rountree, Wm 15 

Ruff, William 10 

Salter, John 3, 10 

Salter, Margaret 11 

Sanders, Dora 28 

Satterwaites, Winfield 16, 17 

Sheppard, Elizabeth 18 

Sheppard, James 12 

Sheppard, Margaret Ann 18 

Shippe, Mary 15 

Shiver, Shad 2 

Shivers, Bro 11 

Shivers, Ester 9 

Shivers, James 7 

Shivers, Jesse 7, 8, 9, 10 

Shivers, Jonas 7, 9, 10 

Shivers, Rebecca 9 

Shivers, Repsey 12 

Shivers, Sarah 7, 10 

Sills, Eleanor Oakley 25 



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Simmons, Saml 13 

Simons 12 

Simpson, John, Col 3 

Singletary, John, Rev 12 

Slaughter, fannie 5 

Slaughter, John 5 

Slaughter, mourning 5 

Smith, Abrm 14 

Smith, Benj. T 26 

Smith, Bettie May 26 

Smith, Cannon 14 

Smith, Captain 13 

Smith, Celia 26 

Smith, Elizabeth W 26 

Smith, Henry 13, 15, 26 

Smith, James F. 26 

Smith, John 14 

Smith, John H 26 

Smith, John R 26 

Smith, John Richard 26 

Smith, Joshua W 26 

Smith, Lillian, Mrs 19 

Smith, Mack 19 

Smith, Mary 26 

Smith, Mary Theophilus 26 

Smith, Plath 14 

Smith, Robert Frederick Hoke 26 

Smith, Robert Williams 26 

Smith, Saml 14 

Smith, Susan B 26 

Smith, Susan Scott 27 

Smith, Theophilus 26 

Smyth, James 15 

Spain, Augustin(e) 7, 8, 9 

Spain, Elizabeth 7, 8 

Spain, Elsey 7 

Spain, Lydia 7, 9 

Spain, Milly 7 

Spain, Sally 12 

Spain, William 7,8,9 

Spain, William 11 

Speight, J. B., Mrs 18 

Speir, Blount 17 

Spivey, Moses 15 

Stafford, William 13 

Stancil, Benjamin Edee 23. 

Stancil, Caswell 23 

Stancil, Elizabeth 24 

Stancil, Godfrey 23 

Stancil, Lawrence Henry 23 

Stancil, Nathan 24 

Stancil, Rebecca 23 

Stancil, Reuel M 23 

Stancill, G. A 22 



Stancill, Knoble 8 

Stancill, Martha 12 

Stevens, John 3 

Stocks, Hubert, Mr. and Mrs 20 

Stocks, J. F, Mrs 20 

Stocks, Kearney 29 

Stocks, Marvin, Mrs 20 

Stocks, Wilie 29 

Stokes, Lennie L 25 

Stone, Rebecca 12 

Stone, Samuel 12 

Stox, annie 5 

Stox, ben 5 

Stox, billie 5 

Stox, Jo 5 

Stox, John 5 

Stox, marcilis 5 

Stultz, Virginia Holdford 29 

Summerrell, Wm. C. R 12 

Sutten, David 15 

Suydam, J. H 20 

Taylor 28 

Thacker, Lydia 28 

Thigpen, Elizabeth, Miss 12 

Thigpen, Lemuel 12 

Tison, Allen 17 

Tison, Anna 24, 25 

Tison, Eliza 18 

Tison, Elizabeth 25 

Tison, Elizabeth W. 17, 18 

Tison, Emily 18 

Tison, Margaret Ann 18 

Tison, Mary 18 

Tison, Moses 25 

Tison, Nicey 7 

Tison, Noah 7 

Tison, Richard Laurence 18 

Tison, Sherrod 17, 18 

Trabucco, Catherine Emogene 

Williams 27 

Trigilio, Pat 28 

Trigilio, Patricia M 27 

Trip, Heber 19 

Tripp, Briyant 5 

Tripp, henry 5 

Tripp, John 17 

Tripp, Josh 5 

Tripp, Joshua 5 

Tripp, Jutry 5 

Tripp, Nancy 26 

Tripp, Nicie 5 

Tripp, Redding 5 

Tripp, Tom 5 



Tripp, waren 5 

Truluck, George 15 

Truluck, Sutton 15 

Tucker, Bro 9 

Tucker, Frank 18 

Tucker, J. H 18 

Tucker, Keley 7 

Tucker, Martha, Mrs 18 

Tucker, Sucky 7 

Tucker, W. L 18 

Tucker, Warren, Mrs 18 

Tucker, Wyatt 18 

Turnage, George 15 

Turnage, Penelope 28 

Turner, Jacob 2 

Tutens, John 14 

Tyer, Carol 23 

Tyer, Charlie 23 

Tyer, John 23 

Tyer, Ruel, 1 23 

Tyer, Ruel, II 23 

Tyer, Ruel, III 23 

Tyson, Elizabeth 26, 27 

Tyson, Frank 5, 27 

Tyson, john 5 

Tyson, Judie 5 

Tyson, lemuel 5 

Tyson, Martha 29 

Tyson, Mary J 26, 27 

Tyson, maybet 5 

Tyson, Paul D 27 

Tyson, Robert G 23 

Tyson, Roslin, Miss 20 

Tyson, Sandy 5 

Tyson, Sherrod 26, 27 

Ventery, Pottana 14 

Vinson, Jesse 15 

Wallace, Willie 17 

Ward, Famariah/Phamy 28 

Ward, Matthew 28 

Warens, Jacob 13 

Warren, Jeremiah 15 

Warren, Mary (Polly) 28 

Warren, Richard 12 

Watson, H. L., Mr. and Mrs 20 

Weathernton, Robt 15 

Wetherington, John K 17 

Whaley, Sister 8 

Whaley/Whaly, Mary 7 

Wherry, Anthony 14 

Wherry?, Wm 14 

Whichard, Avey 7 



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Whichard, Hardy 11, 12 

Whichard, John 9 

Whichard, sisters 8 

White, Sally 12 

Whitley, J. A 21 

Whitley, Siddie? 21 

Wiggins, John 13 

Wilbrigs, Thos 14 

Wilkinson, W. H 6 

William, John 8 

Williams, A. P. 20 

Williams, Anna 13 

Williams, Celah 8, 9 

Williams, Charity 12 

Williams, John Gordon 28 

Williams, Robert, Dr 12 

Williams, Talbot 14 

Williams, Willis 15 

Willis, Ephriam 13 

Willis, Joel 13 

Willis, John 13 

Willkinson, C. L 6 

Wingate, Elizabeth 15 

Wingate, Isaac 15 

Wingate, John 15 

Witherington, Hellen Novella 25 

Witherington, Laurence H 25 

Wollard, Rev 19 

Woolard, Ben 10 

Woolard, Bro 9 

Woolard, Elizabeth 10 

Woolard, John 10 

Wooten, Arthur Forbes 28 

Wooten, Council 28 

Wooten, John, Sr 28 

Wooten, Shadrack (Shade) 28 

Wooten, William, Jr 28 

Wooten, William, Sr 28 

Worsley, J. B 6 

Yellowley, E. C 16 

Zumwalt, Patricia 28 

, Abram (of J. Norcott) 12 

, Abram (of John Norcott) .. 12. 

, Amy (of Mrs. Little) 9 

, Amy 10 

, Ann 17 

, Armecy 21 

, Asbery 22 

, Benjamin 22 

, Boson 22 

, Brister (of John Salter) 10 



Brister 8 

Caesar (of Mrs. Little) 9 

Caesar 10 

Cato 11 

Charles 16 

Clary (of A. Parker) 12 

Clary 22 

Davey (of Wm. Barrow) 9 

Davy (of A. Albritton) 11 

Davy 10 

Dealy (of Jesse Moore) 12 

dealy 21 

Dick 11 

Eliza 17 

Flora 16 

Florah/ Flora 22 

hagar 18 

Harret/Harrett 22 

Henry 21 

Hoyet 22 

Jacob (of Henry Moore) 9 

Jacob 9 

Jacob 9 

Jess 9 

Jesse (of Hillary Cherry) .... 9 

Jesse 9 

Jim 21 

Jinny (of John Buck) 12 

Jordan 21 

Joshua 21 

Judy 21 

July (of Norcott) 12 

Laurence 21 

Leven 21 

Louisa 17 

Margaret 21 

Mary 21 

Mike 16 

mima/Mima 22 

Moring 22 

Moses (of Henry Cason) .... 9 
Moses (of Mrs. H. Cason) 10 

Moses 10 

Nat (of James Staton) 12 

Nat 12 

Nat 12 

Nat 12 

Nearer (of Mrs. Hodges) .... 9 

Nearer 10 

Ned (of J. Randolph) 11 

Ned 12 

Nelly 8 

Noah 18 

Olivia 17 



., Reachel/ Rachel 22 

_, Rebeker 21 

_, Richmon 22 

_, Roger 9 

_, Roger 12 

_, Rubin 21 

Sally 12 

_, Sarah (of Simons) 12 

_, Sarah 8 

_, Selsos 21 

_, Solomon 11 

_, Stephen 8 

_, Sufex 11 

_, Susan 16 

_, Warrin 22 

_, William 21 

_ Patty (of Thomas Allen) ... 12 



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REVOLUTIONARY WAR PAPERS 1 

ESTATE OF ICHABOD ALLEN, GREENE CO., AL 5 

JOSHUA NOBLES ESTATE 8 

CORONERS INQUEST FOR JOHN ENLOE, 1783 9 

SURVEY: FALCONER FOR TRIPP & SLAUGHER, 1786-1788 10 

PITT COUNTY WILLS James Johnston, 1817 (corrected copy) 11 

David Averett, 1807 12 

Charles Haddock, Pulaski Co., GA, 1820 12 

RED BANKS PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH RECORDS, Marriages and Deaths, 1792-1860 14 

CHERRY/DANIEL BILL OF SALE 16 

BIBLE RECORDS Henry Barnill Bible 17 

Mabel Barnhill Bible 17 

Beasor Barrow Bible 17 

Abram Baker Bible 18 

Bland-Griffin Bible and Record 19 

William R. Cherry Bible 19 

PITT COUNTY REUNIONS 21 

OBITUARIES 23 

NEW MEMBERS 29 

QUERIES 30 

INDEX 33 

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION 36 

FILLERS Thomas Gwaltney vs. Wm. Sherrod & Reddick Tucker, 1793 7 

Triple Drowning 13 

North Carolina Rifles 16 

Hugh Pugh vs. David Smith, 1788 20 

Correction 22 



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Revolutionary War Papers 



All originals at NC Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina. Transcribed and contributed by Roger Kammerer. 
State of North Carolina Pitt County 

This day came before us John NELSON and made Oath on the Holy evangalist of allmighty god that he is 

personally aquainted with Abraham COX of Pitt County and believes him to be the Heir of Aron COX 

who was the Heir of William COX who died in the Service of the united States in the revolutionary war. 

Sworn to and Subscribed before us this 4th day of February 1813 

Hardee SMITH John (his mark) NELSON 

James SHEPPARD JP 

We are personally acquainted with the above named John NELSON and believe him to be a man of Credit 

Hardee SMITH 
James SHEPPARD 

State of North Carolina Pitt County 

I Alexander EVANS Clerk of the County Court of Pitt County do hereby Certify that Hardee SMITH and 
James SHEPPARD Esquires who have subscribed the within affidavit and Certificate are acting Justices of 
the Peace of the county aforesaid and were at the time of their subscribing the same and that due faith 
and credit should be given their signature as such given under my hand and seal of the County at Office 
in Greenesville the 4th day of February 1813 

Alexander EVANS Clk 
No. 225 The Heirs of Wm. COX 640 acres reed, by Jas. HEARN 
Source: Secretary of State, Revolutionary Military Papers, 280.1, NC Archives 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

This Day Came Before me Mr Guardner MOYE of Said County and after Being Duly Sworn in Due from 
Deposeth and Sayeth that George WILLIS of Said County Enlisted in the Revolutionary war to my 
knowledge and after the time of his inlistment he the Said George WILLIS Continued in the Service of his 
Country until the Close of the war this the Deponant Sayeth on his oath and further he sayeth that he Did 
Enlist to his own knowledge and served until Close of the war and then was Discharged and Returned 
home and now lives in the County of Pitt and has Don So Ever Since the Close of the Revolutionary War 
given under my hand and Seal this the 15th of July 1820 

Gardener MOYE 

Sworn to and Subscribed Before me this the 15th of July 1820 
Attest 

Shad. SHIVERS JP 

State of North Carolina Pitt County withe Justices whose names are under signed Do certify that Mr. 
Guardner MOYE of Said County is a man of Credibility and has for Ever Since his youth upto this Day 
Been Considered as Such and we allso Certify that he was in the Revolutionary war and in the North 
Carolina Line given under our hands and Seals this 15th of July 1820 

Shad. SHIVERS JP (seal) 

W BROOKS J. P. (seal) 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

I Alexander EVANS Clerk of the County Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions for the County of Pitt do 
hereby Certify that Shadrach SHIVER and Wilks BROOKS are acting Justices fot the County aforesaid and 



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due faith & Credit is & ought to be given to their official acts as such given under my hand and Seal at 
Office this the 16th of June 1821 

Alexander EVANS Clk 

Source: Secretary of State, Revolutionary Military Papers, 421. 3, NC Archives 
State of North Carolina Pitt County} Novr. 5. 1817 

Gardner MOYE of the County of Pitt aforesaid, maketh oath that he was well acquainted with Isaac 
HARDY formerly of the said County of Pitt, that he served in the War of the Revolution with him, that 
they resided in the same neighborhood from the time of childhood, and therefore knew his family well — 
the said Isaac HARDY was never married, & died without Will about Twenty five years ago — This 
deponent is also acquainted with Abraham HARDY of the County of Pitt, and knows that he was the 
brother of said Isaac; & was the only brother of said Isaac at the time of his death, and deponent is certain 
& confident that the said Abraham HARDY is the only Heir of the said Isaac HARDY and therefore is the 
only person entitled to the Military land warrant granted by the Legislature of North Carolina in the year 
1816 to the Heirs of Isaac 
HARDY And furth deponent saith not 

Gardener MOYE 

Personally appeared on the day and year first above written before us two of the Justices of the Peace for 
said County, the above named Gardner MOYE and having signed the above deposition , made solemn 
oath to the truth thereof — and we the said Justices do freely certify that the said Gardner MOYE ia a 
person of good credit, and that we have the fullest confidence in the truth of whatever he deposes to 

before us Marshal DICKINSON J. P. 

Wilkes BROOKS J. P. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

I do hereby Certify that Marshal DICKINSON and Wilks BROOKS Esquires are acting Justices of the 
Peace of the County of Pitt and that faith and credit ought to be given their Acts and Deeds as such given 
under my hand and Seal of the County at Office in Greenesville the 7th day of November 1817 

Alexander EVANS elk by Richard EVANS 

No. 264 The Heirs of Isaac HARDY a Lt. 1097 Acres 

Reed, of the Secretary of State a Military land Warrant issued to the Heirs of Isaac HARDY a Lieutt. for 
1097 Acres of land No. 264 this 10th Deer. 1817. 

Oliver PRINCE 

Source: Secretary of State, Revolutionary Military Papers, 50. 8, NC Archives 
State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

This day Personally Appeared Before me Mr Guardner MOYE of said County and after Being Dully 
Sworn in Due form Deposeth and Sayeth that he was well acquainted with Jacob CLARK who was a 
Contenental Soldier in the Revolutionary war and in the North Carolina Line that he was Present when 
Said Jacob CLARK enlisted and said CLARK Enlisted for the war _or three and half years and after the 
Expiration of the three and half years that Said Jacob CLARK Reenlisted During the term of the war and 
this the Deponant knows for he was in the army with him of his own knowledge and after his Reenlist- 
ment the Said Jacob CLARK was marched to the South and joined the army that went to Charleston and 
then was taken by the Enemy in Chareston and there Remained for Sometime, and after the year 1781, 
Before he was Discharged Died in the Service of his Contry and further this Deponant Sayeth on his oath 
that Isaac CLARK of Lenoir County is the only true and Lawful heir of him Said Jacob CLARK and 
Person Entitled to a Military Land Warrant for the services of him the Said Jacob CLARK and further the 



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Deponant Sayeth not Given under my hand and Seal this 15th July 1820 
Sworn to and Subscribed Before me Gardener MOYE (seal) 

Attest Shad. SHIVERS JP 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

We the Justices whos names are under Signed Do Certify that Mr Guardner MOYE of Said County is a 
man of Credibility and Due faith and Credit has at all times past and at Present Been given to his Testi- 
mony from his youth up to this Day and we morover Certify that Said Guardner MOYE was in the 
Revolutionary war and in the North Carolina Line and went from Pitt County and Said CLARK alls went 
from this County Given under our hands and Seals this 15th July 1820 

Shad. SHIVERS JP (seal) 

W. BROOKS JP (seal) 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

I do hereby Certify that Shadrach SHIVERS and Wilks BROOKS are acting Justices of the Peace of the 
County of Pitt and that faith and credit ought to be given their attestations as such given under my hand 
and Seal of the Court at Office in Greenes ville the 20th July 1820 

Alexander EVANS elk 

Source: Secretary of State, Revolutionary Military Papers, 318. 10, NC Archives 
State of North Carolina Wake County} 

I do hereby Certify that Harden WARNER late of Pitt County was a Soldier of the late No. Carolina Line 
or Continental Establishment & served his full time & returned home the Just time of his Inlistment. I do 
not now recollect but believe it was three & half years given under my hand the 18th Novr. 1795. 

Richd. MOYE 

These are to Certify that Harden WARNER was a three & half years Soldier in the North Carolina Line 
and served his time Joshua HADLY Capt. 

Novr 18 1795 

Source: Secretary of State, Revolutionary Military Papers, 790. 1, JVC Archives 
State of North Carolina Pitt County 

Personally appeared before us two Justices in the County aforesaid Gardner MOY & made oath in due 
form that Enoch SIMONS is the Proper heir to Gideon SIMONS and the said Enoch SIMONS is the person 
properly entitled to a Military Land Warrant for the Survivors of the Said Gideon SIMONS in the 
revolunary War the United States of a Merica & Great Britian, Sworn to and Subscribed before us this 5th 
day of December 1812 Gardener MOYE 

G. GREENE J. P. 
Jno. MOORING J. P. 

This may Certify that Mr Gardener MOY is a man of Creditability & that due weight & Credit ought to be 
paid to his Testamony given under our hands This 5th day December 1812 

G. GREENE J. P. 

Jno. MOORING J. P. 

State of North Carolina Pitt County} 

I do hereby Certify that George GREEN and John MOORING Esquires who have subscribed the Certifi- 
cates within are acting Justices of the Peace for and within the County aforesaid and that due faith and 
credit should to be given their signatures as such given under my hand and Seal of the Courty at 
Greenesville the 5th December 1812. 

Alexander EVANS Clk 

Source: Secretary of State, Revolutionary Military Papers, 278. 1, NC Archives 



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State of No. Carolina Edgecomb County} 

Personally appeared before us Henry AUSTIN & Jesse LITTLE two of the Justices of the Peace in and for 
said County Micajah WINDOM & Isaiah WINDOM and being duly sworn deposeth as follows (viz) That 
we were well acquainted with Thomas MOSELY & William MOSELYS of Pitt County and of their going 
into the 

service of the United States in the late revolutionary war, was well acquainted with William MOSELY 
their Father and his family & knows that Benjamin MOSELY is the oldest Brother of the Said Thos. & Wm. 
MOSELYS and believes him to be the right Heir of the Sd. Thos. & Wm. MOSELYS 
Given Under our hands & seals at Tarbo. this 12th Sept 1815 And also that the above deponents are 
entitled to credit 

H AUSTIN JP (seal) 
Jesse LITTLE JP (seal) 

State of North Carolina Edgecombe County 

I Edward HALL Clerk of the County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County aforesaid do 
hereby certify that Henry AUSTIN and Jesse LITTLE Esquires whom names are hereunto subscribed are 
Acting Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Edgecombe and that full faith and credit may and 
ought to be given to their Official acts. In testamony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed 
the Seal of Office this Twelveth day of September 1815. 

Edward HALL CC 

No. 263 The Heirs of Wm MOSELEY 640 Acres delivd. to John McNEILL 10th Deer. 1817 
See his rect. on Report &c of 1814 

Source: Secretary of State, Revolutionary Military Papers, 51. 5, NC Archives 

Revolutionary War Pension Record for James CREEMER, Sr., S2480 
Abstracted by Roger Kammerer from National Archives, Washington, D.C. 

James CREEMER— a private in Capt. SHARPES Company of 10th Reg. enlisted April 15, 1781 for twelve 
months. He left service on April 15, 1782 

James CREEMER of Beaufort Co., NC, a private in Capt. SHARPES Co. one year, on NC Rolls at $40.00 
per year starting on March 4, 1831. 

Deposition of James CREEMER, Sr., age 78 taken on Aug. 22, 1832. 

He says he enlisted in a a company in Pitt County under Capt. HERRING'S State Regiment for twelve 
months service, under command of Col. HERRITAGE. They went all over the State with no engagements 
and returned home. CREEMER again enlisted in Pitt Co. for three months in a company commanded by 
Capt. STANCIL. Before the expiration of his second enlistment he joined the main army with his com- 
pany and enlisted a third time for twelve months in the Continental service under Capt. SHARPE, Col. 
DIXON and Gen. GREENE Commander in Chief. CREEMER saw hard service and suffered. He was in 
the Battle of Eutaw Springs and was later discharged at Wilmington, NC and returned home. CREEMER 
swears he served nearly four years in the War, but has lost all his service records and discharges. 
CREEMER states that Jacob CMERRY of Beaufort Co., NC was a comrade for twelve months. Creemer 
states he is a poor nan and has a family to support. In 1820, CREEMER owned 300 acres and other items. 



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Estate of Ichabod Allen, Greene Co., AL 



The following is a transcription by Eleanor Allen (5/29/1999) from the microfilm copy of original records 
obtained through the Greenville Family History Center, Greenville, NC. It concerns the administration of 
the estate of Ichabod ALLEN, formerly of Pitt County, NC, and brother of Aaron Tyson ALLEN and 
Thomas ALLEN both of Pitt County and Samuel ALLEN of Perry County, AL. According to Perry 
County, AL Marriage Records, Ichabod married on February 29, 1832, in Perry County, AL, to Elizabeth 
THIGPEN, daughter of Joseph Joshua THIGPEN formerly of Dobbs County, NC. 

Greene County, AL Orphans Court Records 
Court Minutes Book D 

26 September 1836 

Upon the application of Samuel ALLEN for letter of administration on the estateof Ichabod ALLEN 
deceased It is ordered that Citation issue issue to 

II Joshua THIGPEN heir in right of his wife of Ichabod ALLEN deceased to appear before this court on 
the 3rd Monday of October next to show cause why letters of administration shall not be granted to Saml 
ALLEN on the estate of said decedent. 

Ordered that a citation issue to Levi LEWIS of Marengo County to appear before this court on the 3rd 
Monday of October next to show Cause if any he can 

II why Saml ALLEN shall not be pointed admin of Ichabod ALLEN deceased of when 
said LEWIS shall. 

Ordered that a citation issue to Alcey ALLEN heir of Ichabod ALLEN deceased to appear before this court 
on the 3rd Monday in October to show cause 

II why Saml ALLEN shall not be appointed adminstrator of said decedent. 
Ordered that a like citation issue to Elizabeth ALLEN wife of said decendent. 
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17 October 1836 

Ordered that Samuel ALLEN to whom on this day Letters of adminstration were granted upon the Estate 
of Ichabod ALLEN deceased cause a copy of this order to be published in the Alabama Beacon Six weeks 
Successively, notifying all persons indebted to Said estate to call and make imminent payment, and all 
persons having claims against said Estate to present them duly authenticated within the time prescribed 
by law or they will be bared. 

Ordered that the petition of Samuel ALLEN Adm of Ichabod ALLEN deceased to sell real estate be 
received and recorded. 

Ordered that a citation issue to Levi LEWIS heir of Ichabod ALLEN deceased in right of his wife to 
appear before this court on the fourth Monday in November next to answer the petition of the adm to sell 
the real estate of said decedent. 

Ordered that a citation issue to Alcey ALLEN heir of Ichabod ALLEN deceased to appear & answer the 
petition of the administrator to sell the real Estate of Decedent on the 4th Monday of November. 

Ordered that a citation issue to Elizabeth ALLEN wife and heir of Ichabod ALLEN deceased to appear & 
answer before this court on the 4th Monday of Nov next the petition of the court to sell the real estate of 
said decedent. 

This day personally appeared in open court Samuel ALLEN administrator of the estate of Ichabod 
ALLEN deceased & filed his petition to sell the real estate of said decedent & the said administrator being 



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sworn saith that Tice ALLEN, Sally BLAND the wife of John BLAND, Ailsey MOORE wife of Benjamin 
MOORE, Elanor WATSON wife of William WATSON, Julia SUTTON wife of John SUTTON, James 
ALLEN, William ALLEN, John ALLEN, John ALLEN and Martha ALLEN are heirs of said decedent 
living beyond the limits of this state. It is therefore ordered that publication be made in the Alabama 
Beacon a news paper published at Greensborough for three weeks successively requiring said heirs to 
appear before this court on the 4th Monday in Nov next to answer the petition of said admor the same 
will be taken pro cousepo as to them. 

Ordered that this bond executed by Saml ALLEN in actation 
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to the proceeds of the sale of real estate be rec'd & recorded being in the sum of $4,000 with Thos ALLEN, 
Oliver THIGPEN & Moses WALSTON as securities. 

Ordered that James YEATES be appointed Guardian ad Latem of the minor heirs of Ichabod ALLEN 
deceased being James ALLEN, Wm ALLEN and John ALLEN and Martha ALLEN brother's children of 
said decedent to answer and defend against the petition of Saml ALLEN admr of to sell the real estate of 
said decedent. 

Ordered that a citation issue to James YEATES Guardian ad litem of the minor heirs of Ichabod ALLEN 
deceased to answer & defend against the petition of Saml ALLEN admr to sell the real Estate of said 
decedent returnable to the 4th Monday in November next. 

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May 22nd 1837 

Ordered by the court that the report of the sale of the real estate of Ichabod ALLEN Dec'd this day 
presented to the court by Oliver THIGPEN and Thomas ALLEN, the commissioners appointed by said 
court to sell the same, be received, confirmed & recorded. It appearing to the satisfaction of the court, 
that the order of this court & the requisites of the statute in such cases made and provided have been 
strictly com-plied with, it is further ordered, adjudged and decreed by the court, that the said Oliver 
THIGPEN & Thomas ALLEN, the commissioners aforesaid, make & execute to Richard E. TYSON such 
titles to the following described lands, & tenements as the law in such cases requires, being the lands sold 
by said commissioners to Richard E TYSON as appears from their said report, viz, the west half of the 
South west quarter of section one in township twenty, range five, also Ten acres cut off the South end of 
the east half of the South east quarter of Section one, township twenty & range five. 

p321 

October 22nd 1838 

Ordered that Samuel ALLEN adm. Of the estate of Ichabod ALLEN be permitted to make final settlement 
of his administration accounts on the second Monday of December next upon the notice required by law 
being given. 

p426 

December 10th 1838 

Ordered that the final settlement this day made by Samuel ALLEN adm. of Ichabod ALLEN dec'd be 
received & recorded. 

Ordered that the Widow of Ichabod ALLEN dec'd recover of Samuel ALLEN adm. of the said Ichabod 
ALLEN the sum of Eight hundred and fifty one dollars and twenty one cents, being the distrubutive 
share of the personal property of said Estate for which Execution may issue. 



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Ordered that Samuel ALLEN adm. of the estate of Ichabod ALLEN dec'd be allowed the sum of ninety 
one dollars and three cents for his commissions as adm. of said Estate. 

Ordered that Samuel ALLEN recover of Saml ALLEN adm. of the estate of Ichabod ALLEN dec'd the sum 
of two hundred and thirteen 51 1/8/100 dollars for his distributive share of said Estate. 

Ordered that Elsy ALLEN recover of Samuel ALLEN adm. of the Estate of Ichabod ALLEN dec'd the sum 
of two hundred and thirteen 51 1/8 dollars for his distributive share of said Estate for which Execution 
may issue. 

Ordered that Levi LEWIS in right of his wife Pherebe recover of Samuel ALLEN adm. of the estate of 
Ichabod ALLEN dec'd the sum of two hundred and thirteen dollars 51 1/8 cents for his distributive share 
of said estate for which Execution may issue. 

Ordered that Joshua THIGPEN in right of his wife Milly recover of Samuel ALLEN adm. of the Estate of 
Ichabod ALLEN dec'd the sum of two hundred and thirteen 51 1/8 dollars for his distributive share of 
said estate for which Execution may issue. 

Ordered that Sally BLAND recover of Samuel ALLEN adm. Of the estate of Ichabod ALLEN dec'd the 
sum of two hundred and thirteen 51 1/8 dollars for her distributive share of said Estate for which execu- 
tion may issue. 

Ordered that the heirs of Tyson ALLEN dec'd recover of Samuel ALLEN adm. of the estate Ichabod 
ALLEN dec'd the sum of two hundred and thirteen 51 1/8 dollars for their distributive share of said 
estate for which Execution may issue. 

Ordered that the heirs of Thomas ALLEN deceased recover of Samuel ALLEN administrator of the estate 
of Ichabod ALLEN deceased the sum of two hundred & thirteen dollars & 51 1/8 cents for their distribu- 
tion of said estate for which Execution may issue. 

Ordered that the heirs of Mary LEWIS dec'd recover of Samuel ALLEN administratorof the estate of 
Ichabod ALLEN deceased the sum of two hundred and thirteen dollars and fifty one & one eighth cents 
for their distributive share of said estate for which Execution may issue. 

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Thomas GWALTNEY vs. William SHERROD & Reddick TUCKER, 1793 

From the New Bern Criminal Action Papers, NC Archives, DSCR. 206. 325. 6. Transcribed by Roger 
Kammerer. 

Newbern District March term 1793 

Thomas GWALTNEY complains of William SHERROD & Reddick TUCKER both late of Pitt County 

planters in custody &c. for this, to wit, that where as the said William & Reddick on the day of 

in the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety two with force & arms at Pitt county aforesaid made 
an assault on the said Thomas whereof the said Thomas was in great danger of losing his life, and also for 
that the said William, & Reddick afterwards, to wit, on the same day and year, at the county aforesaid, 
with force & arms, made another assault on the said Thomas & then & there again beat, wounded, 
imprisoned & ill treated the said Thomas, & him the said Thomas, put in prison without any reasonable 
cause, against the will of the said Thomas, & against the laws & customs of this State, for a long time, to 
wit, for the space of six hours detained & kept him the said Thomas in prison as a aforesaid, & other 
injuries to the said Thomas, then & there did against the peace of the State, to the damage of the said 
Thomas five hundred pounds. & therefore he brings suit &c. — B1BAKER atty 



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Joshua Nobles Estate 



Taken from the Pitt County Estate Records, C.R. 079. 508.52 at NC Archives. Transcribed and contributed 
by Roger Kammerer. 



North Carolina Pitt County In Superior Court Sept Term 1897 

Osborne NOBLES and Wright NOBLES 
VS 

J. S. HINES and wife Elsie, C. C. BLAND, W. H. CAMPBELL & wife Laura 



The plaintiffs complaining of the defendants say: 

1. That Joshua NOBLES died domiciled in Pitt County on or about the day of 1838 seized 

and possessed of the following described tract of land, to wit: situate in Pitt County in Contentnea 
township near the present town of Ayden adjoining the lands of J. S. HART, W. H. HARRIS, the C. 
C. BRAXTON lands and others and Swift Creek, being a part of the Joshua NOBLES land contain- 
ing 350 acres more or less, leaving a last will and testament in which he devised the aforesaid tract 
of land to his four sons Thomas, Wright, Charles and Stephen, with the proviso that if either of his 
said sons should die without issue his or their share or shares should go to and and not in the 
survivor or survivors, which said will was duly admitted to probate in Pitt County. 

2. That thereafter said Charles NOBLES died leaving no issue of him surviving. 

3. That said Wright NOBLES died on or about day of 1842 leaving him surviving one 

child who is the present plaintiff Wright NOBLES. 

4. That on or about the day of 1847 Thomas NOBLES by deed conveyed all his interest in 

the aforementioned tract of land to said Stephen NOBLES. 

5. That said Stephen NOBLES died on or about the day of 1854, leaving him surviving one 

child, who is the present plaintiff Osborne NOBLES, then an infant in arms and his widow Celina 
who died December 1896. 

6. That at his death the said Stephen NOBLES was seized and possessed of the lands described in the 
first allegation of this complaint, two thirds in his own right and one third in the right of the 
plaintiff Wright NOBLES who was then a minor. 

7. That upon the death of the said Stephen NOBLES the plaintiffs are informed and believe his said 
widow Celina NOBLES went into possession of the aforesaid lands and the same was assigned to 
her as her dower. 

8. That said widow Celina NOBLES thereafter sold and assigned all her interest in said lands to the 
ancestor, devisors or assignors of the defendants. 

9. That the plaintiffs are now the owners and entitled to the possession of the aforesaid tract or tracts 
of land, and the defendants wrongfully and unlawfully withold the same. 

10. That the annual rental vaue of the aforesaid lands is Two hundred Dollars. 

Wherefore the plaintiffs pray Judgment against the defendants: 

1. That they be declared to be the owners of the aforesaid lands and for the possession thereof. 

2. For the sum of One Thousand Dollars damages for the wrongful detention. 

3. For the costs of this action. 

4. For such other and further relief as the plaintiffs may be entitled. 

Osborne NOBLES one of the plaintiffs above named being duly sworn deposes and says that the facts set 
forth in the foregoing complaint are true to his own knowledge except as to those matters stated on 
information and belief and as to those matters he believes them to be true 

O. C. NOBLES 

Complaint Filed Sept 23/1897 MOORE & MOORE BOND and FLEMING attys for plaintiff 



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Coroners Inquest for John Enloe, 1783 

Taken from Coroners Inquests, C. R. 028. 928. 1. NC Archives. Contributed by Steven Denmark of Seattle, 
Washington. 



Inquistion November Term 1783 on the body of John ENLOE Pitt County 
State of No. Carolina Pitt County} 

An inquisition indented Taken at Martinsborough in the County aforesaid before me George FALCONER 
Coroner of the County aforesaid On Saturday the eighth Day of November Anodomina 1783 and Eight 
year of American Independence upon the View of the Body of Majr. John ENLOE Then and there Lying 
Dead in Tar River near his own Landing. 

The Jurors Viz David WILLIAMS, Isaac HARDEE, Isaac HARDEE, Anthony DIGGS, John LESSLIE, John 
HOLLAND, Stephen BROOKS, Thomas GOFF, Peter DIGGINS, John WILLIAMS, Joseph WILLIAMS, 
William HELLEN, John STORY, Abel DEAL, John FAY (Foy?), Henry HERRINGTON, Colson ADAMS, 
George MEGOUNS, John DREDING, Archibald ADAMS, Jonathan TISON being Lawfully Sworne Say 
that the Said ENLOE On the fourth day of November in the year aforesaid and four days before being 
Lunitick and not of Sound mind Memory and understanding did Go alone to the River aforesd. and Did 
there Voluntaryly Drowned himself in the Water and that the sd. Enlloe Died possesd. of 3 grown negro 
fellows One Bay One plantation three horses Eighteen head of Cattle thirty head of hogs and Sundry 
household goods &c. 

George Falconer Coroner 
The Evidence of Anthoney Relating to the Death of the Sd. John ENLOE Deceast. 

That Majr. John ENLOE On Munday the third day of November about Midnight was not out of his Senses 
and that On Wednesday the fifth being Call upon to Search for Said Enloe found him Drownd. near his 
own Landing and further this Deponant Knoweth not 

Abraham HARDEE 

That Majr. John ENLOE appeared to be Some What out of his Senses on Sunday the Second day of Novr. 
and was there on the third day about to O'clock and Still appeared to be out his Senses and that the Said 
ENLOE Died possest of 3 horses Eighteen head of Cattle 30 head of hogs and Sundry houshold goods &c. 

William HELLEN 

Say that he was at the Said ENLOES On Tuesday the fourth Novr. 1783 and there the Said ENLOE 
appeared to be out of his Senses 

Jemima TAYLOR 

Sayeth that the Said ENLOE on the fourth day of Novr. 1783 at night Pulld. of his Cloaths and Lay down 
a Small Time and believed fell asleep a Small Time and then Got up again and put On his Cloaths and as 
he was putting on his Stockings put them On Rongside out and heard him Say at the pulling on of his 
Stocking in the manner aforesd. that it was Good Luck and then Got up and made Some Grog and Drink 
and then Threw the Can of Water behind the fire and then Told me to Go to the Spring & Bring him 
another Can full but I Told him I would not go to the Spring but went to the Kitchen and Got Some Water 
and as I was Returning Saw him Running Towards the River and heard him Say I Surrender Twice and 
then went into the River and I followed him to the River and Saw him in the River Turning Round and 
Round and heard him Groan Three Times and that She believes him to have been Out of his Senses four 
Days before the Said ENLOE went into the Water in manner aforesaid and this is all that the Sd. 
Deponant Knoweth On her Examination being about Twelve years old. 

State of North Carolina 

To the Sheriff of the County of Pitt 

You are hereby commanded to Sumons Lewis CANNON & Pearson TUTON of said County personally to 
be and appear before the Judges of the Superior Court of Law & Equity to be held for the District of 



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NewBern at the Court House in NewBern on the fifteenth Day of May next, then and there to testify & the 
Truth to say on behalf John ENLOES in a certain matter of Controversy in our said Court depending & 
then & there to betried between said ENLOES Plaintif and Richard MOY, John MOY and George Moy 
Junr. Defendants and this they shall in no wise omit. Witness Silas COOKE Clerk of aforesd. Court at 
NewBern the 26th Day of November in the Seventh Year of American Independance AD. 1783. 

Issued 1st March 1783 Silas COOKE Clk SC 



Survey: Falconer for Tripp & Slaughter, 1786-1788 

Photocopy of the originals in the NC Archives, contributed by Janice Tripp Gurganus; transcribed by 
Elizabeth Ross. Affixed to record is label: No. 1016, Grant No. 892, Issued Nov. 16, 1790. 

<?x§> 

On the outside fold: 

No. 2 

George FALCONER 

90 Acres 

Jan 22th 1788. 

Pitt 

Assigned to Caleb TRIP & 
John SLAUGHTER 
90 Acres 
Pitt County 

State of North Carolina No. 2 

William MOYE Entry Officer of Claims For land in the County of pitt — 
To the Surveyor of the Said County Greeting 

You are hereby requested as Soon as may be to lay off and Survey For George FALCONER a Tract or 
percel of land Containing Ninty ninety Acres Between the lines of William TURNER John SLAUGHTER 

and the lines of the Land Caleb TRIP now lives on Known Furter [further] by John BRAXTONs Entry 

Observing the Directions of the Act of Assembly in Such Case made and provided for Running out lands 
Two Just and Fair plans of Such Survey with a proper Certificate annexed to Each you are to Transmit 
with this Warrant to the Secretarys office without Delay 

Given under my Hand at Contentanea 
the 12th Day June Anno Domini 1786 
Wm MOYE E T 

Survey'd Sept 11th 1788 For Calep TRIPP and John SLAUGHTERS Jointly as Assinees of George FAL- 
CONER Ninty Acres of land Sittuate in pitt County on the South Side of Tarr River and Both Sides of 
Swift Creek Begining Begining at a pine John BRAXTONs Corner on the Earl granville line on Swift Creek 
Swamp and Runs BRAXTONs line north one hundrd and Fifty pole to a Red Oak in gum Swamp then 
East Twenty Seven pole to a pine on Swift Creek Swamp then Down to Swift Creek Swamp Side Fifty 
Seven pole to a pine than East Twenty Four pole to a poplar on the East Side of Said Swamp in Sarah 
MARNERs line then with her given line Down the Swamp thirty pole to a gum in the Run of the Second 

branch then up the Second Branch and Sarah MARNERs Eighty [illegible] pole to a gum then South 

to the Earl granville line and with that line to the Big miry 

CB James BRAXTON Wm. MOYE Surv'r 

& John SLAUGHTER 



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Pitt County Wills 



Will of James JOHNSTON, 1817 

The Johnston will appeared in the Pitt County Genealogical Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 3, August 1998, but was 
erroneously truncated; it is reprinted here in full. From Pitt County Wills, C. R. 079. 801. 9, NC Archives; 
transcribed by Elizabeth Ross. 

In the name God Amen. I James JOHNSTON Senr of Pitt County & State of North Carolina, being some- 
what indisposed in body but of Sound mind & Memory thanks be given unto God. Do make & ordain 
this my last will & testament in form & manner following (vizt) 

First I give to my Son William JOHNSTON his and Benjamin C DUPREES Senr. note of hand in my 
possession for ninety three silver dollars with interest from the 23rd of October 1802 & no more in consid- 
eration of the provision I have heretofore made him. 

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son Hardie JOHNSTON twenty five dollars & no more in consideration 
of the equivalent provision I have heretofore made for him. 

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son James JOHNSTON Junr. one feather bed & furniture & all my 
hatters tools which the said James Johnston Junr. is now in possession of & no more, in consideration of 
the equivalent provision made him heretofore 

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son Richard JOHNSTON one note of hand from him to me given for 

one hundred Pounds Virginia Currency, one feather bed & furniture, one cow & calf, & no more. 

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son Stephen JOHNSTON one feather bed & furniture which he is of; & 

no more in consideration of the equivalent provision I have heretofore made for him. 

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son Jordan JOHNSTON, one negro boy named Dick, & one feather bed 

& furniture, which he is now in possession of & no more. 

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son Cornelius JOHNSTON one negro man named Isaac, one feather 
bed & furniture, one horse, all my Crop of corn, fodder, & peas &c. together with every other Crop which 
Shall hereafter be made on the plantation whereon I now live, during my natural life together with all my 
farming tools of every denomination, all my hogs, together with one Stil, also one Cow & Calf, two yoke 
of Steers & no more. 

Item. I lend to my Daughter Anna SPELL one bed & furniture, one negro girl named Sinah dureing her 
natural life, & to heirs Lawfully begotten of her own body, & Should the Said Ann Spell die without Isue, 
then it is my will that the feather bed & furniture, & Said negro girl named Sinah together with her 
increase Shall descend back to my heirs & equally divided among them. 

Item. I lend to my Daughter Polly BLAND one negro boy named Aaron, one feather bed & furniture 
dureing her natural life, & then to heirs Lawfully begotten of her own body, to them & their heirs forever. 
Item. I lend to my Daughter Charity JOHNSTON one feather bed & furniture, one negro boy named 
Redding, one negro boy named Stephen, one negro woman named Nan dureing her natural life, & to the 
heirs Lawfully begotten of own body, to them & their heirs forever. It is my will that if the Said Charity 
JOHNSTON die without I sue then ifor the Said bed & furniture together with the above named negroes & 
their increase to decend back to my Children. & equally divided among them or their Lawful heirs. 
I lend to my Daughter Susanna WALSTON one negro girl named Maria dureing her natural life; then to 
the heirs Lawfully begotten of her own body to them & their heirs, & all the increase of Said negro Maria 
forever. 

Item. I lend to my Daughter Pheby WILLIAMS one negro girl named Amy dureing her Natural life; then 
to the heirs Lawfully begotten She & her increase forever. 

Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son Randolph JOHNSTON, one feather bed & furniture, one Sorrel 
Mare, one Cow & Calf, one Bridle & Saddle at twenty dollars, one Shot gun. 

It is my will that the balance of my Stock not given away consisting of Cattle, & Sheep, together 
with the balance of mt house hold & kitchen furniture, not given away Should be Sold togeth with one 
bay mare, & after takeing out forty five dollars to be reserved by the executors of this my last will & 
testament for the purpose of bying Randolp JOHNSTON the above mentioned Bridle & Saddle & to pay 
to my Son Hardie JOHNSTON the above mentioned Twenty five dollars, then it is my will that the 



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balance of the money Should be equally divided among five of my Children (vizt) Richard JOHNSTON, 
Polly BLAND, Cornelius JOHNSTON, Charity JOHNSTON & Randolph JOHNSTON. 

Lastly I ordain, constitute & appoint my two Sons James JOHNSTON Junr. & Cornelius JOHNSTON 
Executors of this my last will & testament Revoking all & every other will ot testament, heretofore made 
by me or executed. I witness I have hereunto set my hand & Seal 26th October 1817 

Will of David AVERETT, 1807 

Taken from the Pitt County Wills, C.R. 079. 801.1, NC Archives. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

In the name of God Amen, I David AVERETT of the State of North Carolina & County of Pitt being 
affected in Body & low in health but in sound mind and memory thanks be to God for it Calling unto 
mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men to die do make and ordain 
this my last Will & Testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul unto 
the hands of almighty God that gave it and my Body I recommend to the Earth to be laid in a decent 

Christian ? (blobbed) intentions of my Executor nothing doubting that at the general resorection I 

shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God and as to acknowleding such worldly Estate 
wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life I give dis mis and disposeof the same in the 
following manner aform first I order that my Just debts may be discharged I lends I give to my Son 
Demcy AVERITT five Shillings also I lends I give to my Daughter Charity AVERITT five Shillings also I 
lend to my Wife all my hole living long and all during her Widowhood I lends I give and bequeth to my 
Daughter Nancy AVERETT Twenty five acres of Land with my House and plantation whereon I live 
beginning at the mouth of the Medow branch I lends I give to my Daughter Sary Twenty five acres 
Joining Nancys Twenty five running with the beaverdam Swamp and with the medow branch and I 
desire that if either of them die without heir that the others _hould purses both Twenty five acres also I 
desire that the rest of my Land be equally devided amongst my other Six Children after the Widowhood 
of their Mother or her decease. Also I desire that if the mill should be put up that the one part that the 
Mill is an should be valued and what that part is valued to more than the others parts should be equally 
devided amongst my Eight Children after the widowhood of their mother or decease which land is 
bounded as follows Runing with the beaver dan swamp to Sterling AVERETTS and with said AVERETTS 
line to the medow branch and with branch to the beaver dan swamp of this my last Will and Testamint In 
Witness whereof I have set my hand and left my seal June the 30th 1807 and Ecknowledged 
David (his mark) AVERETT [SEAL] 
William NICHOLS 
Whitney NICHOLS 

Pitt County February term 1808 

The last will and Testament of David AVERETT deed, was proved in open Court on oath by William 
NICHOLS one of the Subscribing witnesses thereto ordered to be recorded 

Richard EVANS Asst Clerk 

COPY Alexander EVANS CLK 

Will of Charles HADDOCK, Pulaski Co., Ga. 1820 

Taken from page 58 of a Pulaski Co., Ga. Will Book. Transcribed by Roger Kammerer from a photocopy of 
the original will page contributed by Frankie Meyer of Joplin, Mo. 

State of Georgia Pulaski County } 

In the name of God Amen I Charles HADDOCK of the said State and County being of sound mind and 
Memory but low in health and well knowing the uncertainty of human life and certainty of death do 
make and Ordain this my last will and testament as follows. 



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Item 1st I give to my son William the sum of Three hundred and forty dollars in Notes on William SMITH 
which are payable at Christmas next. 

Item 2nd I give and bequeath to Dicy EDWARDS my Wifes grand daughter one feather bed and bedstead 
1 Spinning wheel and cards and 2 chairs 1 small pot and spider and the knives and forks and plates. 
Item 3rd. I give and bequeathed to my daughters Sarah SUTTON and Mary MILLS one negro girl by the 
name of Eliza One note on Jesse CANNON for One hundred and forty dollars one Note on Giles NELSON 
for one hundred and seventy dollars and Interest one reciept in James ENGLISHS hands for collection out 
of sundry persons in North Carolina the sum of Three hundred and twenty nine Dollars & interest also one 
note on Peter ALBRITTON for twenty dollars also one bay horse and one bay mare also three Cows and 
Calves two dry Cows one Steer & one two year old heifer to be equally divided between them 
Item 4th I give and bequeath to my grandson Charles MILLS one two year old heifer 
Item 5th I give and bequeath to my grandson Charles HADDOCK one two year old heifer 
Item 6th I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha HADDOCK one feather bed and bedstead 
Item 7th I give and bequeath to my daughters Sarah SUTTON and Mary MILLS all my crop now growing 
also all my farming tools to be estimated and equally divided between them — also all my stock of Hogs 
Item 8th I give and bequeath to my son William HADDOCK one Cart and one Shot gun 
Item 9th I do hereby nominate and appoint my friend Furney F. GATLIN and my son William HADDOCK 
executors to this my last will and testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed 
my seal this 4th day of September 1820. 

Signed & sealed in presence of us} Charles HADDOCK (seal) 

G. B. GARDNER 
Jas. S. IVEY 
Furney F. GATLIN 

I Charles HADDOCK being of sound mind and memory do make the following alteration to the above 
Will that is to say I give unto my wife Anna HADDOCK the use of the plantation whereon I live together 
with all the farming utensils during the term of her natural life also I give her all my crop all my stock of 
cattle & hogs & two horses & household furniture one negro girl Eliza and at her death to go to those 
named in the above Will to whom I had before bequeathed it. Signed and sealed by me This 4th September 
1820. Witnesses Charles HADDOCK SS 

G. B. GARDNER 
Jas. S. IVEY 
Furney F. GATLIN 

Proven in open Court November 13th 1820 on the oath of G. B. GARDNER one of the witnesses 

Gray B. GARDNER D. CLK 



Triple Drowning 

Daily Reflector, Mon., May 23, 1904 

On Sunday, Allen FORBES and his son Charles, together with Henry ARNOLD, Charles BRAXTON and 
Louis Allen, all white, went to Bell's seine beach, about three miles below town, on Tar river. Late in the 
afternoon the five men crossed the river in a canoe. Just before reaching land the boat took water and 
sunk. Louis ALLEN and Charles BRAXTON swam ashore and saved themselves. Allen FORBES and 
Henry ARNOLD had also nearly reached a place of safety when they saw Charles ALLEN, who was a 
cripple, struggling in the water and went to his aid. The three were drowned together. Tidings of the 
accident reached town some time later and a messenger went out to the home of Mr. FORBES to advise 
his wife of it. When the messenger reached the home he found mourning already there, an eight months 
old child having died about the time the drowning occurred. All the bodies were found today. 



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Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church Records 

Marriages and Deaths,1792 — 1860 



Abstracted from microfilm by Victor T. Jones, Jr., local history and genealogy librarian at the New Bern — 
Craven County Public Library. 

The microfilm records of Red Banks Church are available for research at the NC Division of Archives and 
History, Raleigh, NC. The microfilmed copy of the records, though legible, are very difficult to read. 
Many of the minutes are completely out of chronological order, jumping from the 1810's to the 1830's, 
back to the 1820's . There is also a noticeable gap in the records from 1817 to 1822, as well as a few missing 
pages here and there. It may be that the few missing pages are located elsewhere on the microfilm. I was 
able to find much information on my ancestor Elder James Griffin and his brother Lanier Griffin, both 
Primitive Baptist ministers. I hope that others will find the following deaths and marriages helpful in 
their research. For a brief history of the Red Banks Primitive Baptist Church see the Pitt County Genea- 
logical Journal, Vol. IV, No. I, February 1997. 



11 March 1792 Sarah RINGGOLD died. 

15 October 1792 Mary POWELL died. 

17 October 1792— Levi NOBLES died, John STOCKS died. 
October 1793 Henry CANNON died. 

February 1794— Isaac GARDINER died. 

1 June 1794— Mary CANNON married John MO YE. 
[June?] 1794— James NELSON died. 

13 December 1794 — Reuben and Susanna POWELL were given a letter to a Baptist Church in Georgia. 
25 December 1794— Delana VINSON died. 
1[_?] February 1795— Susanna POWELL died. 

7 May 1795— Mary HARRIS died. 

2 February 1795 — Archibald ADAMS of Flat Swamp Church died. 

January 1796 — Thomas HARDEE and wife and Anne ROUNTREE were given a letter to a Baptist Church 
in Georgia. The letter given to William TRAVIS, who had moved to Georgia and had not joined a church, 
was recinded. 

September 1796?— Brother VINSON died. 

8 September 1797 — Susanna ALBRITTON excommunicated for seperation. 
June 1801?— Elizabeth M'GOWNS died. 

October 1801— Anna EASTWOOD married William BRUER. 

December 1801 — Anna BRUER was set aside from communion for further information concerning her 
being married to a married man. 

Maech 1802 — Anna BRUER was excommunicated "for Joining in Affiance with a Married man". 
1 September 1803— Samuel ALBRITTON married Tabitha BELL. 

18 December 1803— Charity AVERET married Ephriam BROOKS. 

25 September 1804— Archibald ADAMS died. 

26 September 1804— John MOYE died. 

30 September 1804— Asha MOYE died. 

31 May 1805— Elizabeth COX died. 
October? 1805— Elizabeth BOND died. 
August? 1806— Phereby ALLEN died. 
1 May 1807— Charles ROSS died. 
May 1807— William SMITH died. 

5 August 1807— Anne CHERRY died. 

20 October 1807— Sampson SLAUGHTER died. 

October? 1807 — David, a black man, died. 




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30 November 1808— Mary TAYLOR died. 
20 March 1809— Asha ADAMS died. 

30 January 1810— Mary MOORE died. 

11 March 1811— John NOBLE died. 

10 August 1811 — "received information that Jim and Airey a Black Brother and Sister were Dead." 

27 January 1812— Gabe died. 
October 1812— Leah ENGLISH died. 

20 November 1812— Tryphena WILLIAMS died. 
7 January 1814— George WILLIAMS died. 

17 March 1817?— Starkey BELL died. 
1 October 1827— William CHERRY died. 

15 April 1828— Sister BROOKS died. 
6 June 1829— Sarah BELL died. 

24 January 1830?— Mary BETHARDS died. 

24 May 1830— Mary CORY? died. 

17 September 1830— William PAGE died. 

February 1831 — John C. MOYE and wife received a letter of dismissal to "Perlaky County Georgia. 

28 February 1833 — Tiller, one of the Black Sisters, departed this life. 

25 May 1833— Sary CARREL died. 

13 November 1833— Lydia SMITH died. 

26 November? 1833— Margret SIRMAN died. 

16 December 1833— Lydia SMITH died. 

18 June 1834— James DENBY died. 
22 May 1835— Nancy HARDEE died. 

12 December 1837— Noah TISON died. 

14 December 1837— David SUTTON died. 

13 February 1838?— John EVANS died. 

21 July 1844— David that belonged to Mr. Luke ALBRITTON departed this life. 

31 August 1844— Abram C. HARDEE died. 

The following appeared on the same page as the 1844 death announcements: 

15 April 1862— Caleb NELSON died. 

14 May 1864— Julia BELL died. 

26 May 1867— Elisabeth WETHEING ETON died. 

17 July 1867— Lany CHERRY died. 
30 April 1870— Jesse CHERRY died. 

26 December 1845 — Sister Liscom CAMBEL died. 

I June 1846— Rody PAGE died. 

25 June 1847— Martha SMITH died. 

28 June 1847— Peter NELSON died. 

13 August 1847— Elizabeth SMITH died. 

16 September 1847— Sarah BELL died. 

13 September 1847 — Rose died. 

18 June 1848— Susanna RINGOLD died. 
21 October 1848— Irvin died. 

12 or 14? February 1849 — Belle, a colored woman, died. 

14 February 1850 — Mingo KNOX, a colored man, died. 

5 July 1850— Allen STOCKS died. 

Between Dec. 1850 and Jan. 1851— Susanna STOCKS married Thomas M. EDWARDS. 

6 January 1851— Esther EDWARDS died. 

II January 1851— Elizabeth NELSON died. 

19 January 1852— Alafare MCGOANS died. 

29 June 1852— Peter PATRICK, a colored man, died. 



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20 November 1852— Timney (Timmy?) A. TISON died. 

7 July 1855 — Aaron died, [stricken through] 
30 December 1855— Moses TISON died. 

26 June 1857?— Gorg MCGOWANS died. 

8 November 1857— Sary TISON died. 
11 March 1860— Charlotte TISON. 

Here is where I stopped; however, the minutes continue on to the early 1900's on microfilm. 



Cherry /Daniel Bill of Sale 

The following is a transcription by Roger Kammerer from a photocopy of the original owned by Goldis 
Starling Reel. The unrecorded bill of sale was not stamped and is not found in the court house. 




This Indenture made this 29th day of March 1837 between Churchill PERKINS and John S SMITH both of 
the County of Pitt & State of N Carolina Witnesseth 

That the said Churchill PERKINS for & in consideration of the sum of One dollar to him in hand 
paid by the said John S SMITH the reciept whereof is hereby acknowledged & himself concenet [?] satisfied 
contented & paid hath remind released and quit claimed & by these present do hereby remind release and 
forever quit claim to him the said John S SMITH all the right title & interest of the said Churchill PERKINS 
in the following negro slaves viz. John Nelly & Dan which slaves were a part of those devised by John 
CHERRY by will dated March 8, 1817 to his daughter Peggy DANIEL during her life and then to be equally 
divided among the lawful heirs of her body and to which the said PERKINS acquired a title by purchase 
from John CHERRY who purchased from W DANIEL, the said Wm DANIEL and Sally the wife of the 
aforesaid John S SMITH being the sole children of the said Peggy DANIEL. To have & to hold to him the saie 
John S SMITH subject however to the life estate of the said Peggy his exrs. adms. & assignees forever. 

In testimony whereof the said Churchill PERKINS hath hereunto set his hand & seal the day and 
year above written. 

Signed sealed & sline C. PERKINS {Seal} 

in presence of 
Jas S HAWKS 



North Carolina Rifles 

Tarboro Southerner, Dec. 3, 1859 

We understand (says the Petersburg Express) that arrangements are pending between Mr. Calvin COX, of 
Pitt County, N. C, inventor of the best breech loading rifle now entant, and Mr. James DOHERTY, of this 
city, inventor and manufacturer of the celebrated DOHERTY increase twist rifle, for the manufacture of 
the former article. There is no rifle maker in the Union to whom could be better confided such work than 
DOHERTY. His rifles are known to the Union over and with his workmanship, the patent is sure to flourish. 



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Bible Records 

The Henry Barnhill Bible 

Davis Lee McWhorter Papers, ECU Manuscript Collection #230.1. The Bible was printed in Dublin, Ireland in 
1745. Barnhill descendants are concentrated in the northern parts of Pitt County, and in neighboring Martin and 
Beaufort Counties. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

James Barnhill, son of Henry and Betty Barnhill, was born Oct. 30, 1754 
David Barnhill, son of Henry and Betty Barnhill, was born Nov. 25, 1756 
Henry Barnhill, son of Henry and Betty Barnhill, was born Feb. 6, 1759 
Betty Barnhill, dau. of Henry and Betty Barnhill, was born Sept. 4, 1960 
Susanna Barnhill, dau. of Henry and Betty Barnhill, was born Jan. 29, 1763 
Lydia Barnhill, dau. of Henry and Betty Barnhill, was born Feb. 27, 1766 
William Barnhill, son of Henry and Betty Barnhill, was born May 15, 1768 
George Barnhill, son of Henry and Betty Barnhill, was born Jan. 15, 1771 

The Mabel Barnhill Bible 

Davis Lee McWhorter Papers, ECU Manuscript Collection #230.2. Barnhill descendants are concentrated in the 
northern parts of Pitt County, and in neighboring Martin County. Contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Wm. C. Barnhill died Oct 20, 1862 
James Sylvester Barnhill died April 24, 1882 
Joel H. Barnhill b. June 16, 1846— Oct. 12, 1887 
Guilford S. Barnhill died 1892 

Julius Henry Barnhill born Dec. 23, 1848— June 29, 1915 
William Barnhill died Oct. 2, 1881 
William Barnhill born May 15, 1768 
Smithwick Whitley born July 16, 1802 
Lind ley? Riley Whitley born Aug. 27 1821 

Beasor Barrow Bible 

Transcribed by Roger Kammerer from a handwritten copy of the bible record found in the Elizabeth Moore Collec- 
tion, 322.2, East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC. 

Marriages 

Beasor Barrow and Eliza E Mares was married December the 16th 1823 
Wm C. Arnold and Sophia E. Barrow was married Oct. the 8th 1844. 
John McLearen and Mary E. Barrow was married Jan the 26th 1847 
Robert B. Barrow and Harriet A. Mudge was married Sept. the 25th 1855 
Barney S. Barrow and Louigenia A. Dodson was married Sept. 23d 1856 
Peyton S. Durr and Virginia A. Barrow was married March the 30th 1858 
William H. Barrow and Alsa L. McDonald was married Oct 10/58 
Joel J. Snellings and Nancy E. Barrow was married Dec 7th/58 
Jerry W. Segrest and Susan J. Barrow was married June 16th 1863 
J. L. Oliver and Eliza E. Barrow was married Sept 5 1867 

Births 

Resen B Arnold son of Wm C & S. E. Arnold was born in the year of our Lord Sept. the 6th 1846 
Mary E. Arnold was born in the year of our Lord July the 20th 1848 



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Cornelius E. Arnold was born in the year of our Lord June the 10th 1850 
John R. Arnold was born in the year of our Lord July the 20th 1852 
William F. Arnold was born in the year of our Lord Jan. the 6th 1854 
Eugenia S. Arnold was born in the year of our Lord Jan the 6th 1854 
Virginia Eleanor Arnold was born August 17th 1857 

Martha Jane Daughter of John and Mary E. McLauren was born in the year of our Lord Nov. the 25th 1847 

Eliza E. McLauren was born in the year of our Lord Sept the 8th 1849 and died July the 9th 1854 

May J McLaren was born in the year of our Lord Feb 18th 1853 and died August the 4th 1854 

John E. I. (?) McLaren was born in the year of our Lord Sept the 28th 1855 

Charles Barrow McLaren was born in the year of our Lord 13th Oct 1857 

William B. Barrow son of R & H. A. Barrow was born in the year of our Lord July the 1st 1856 

Deaths 

Doct Joseph Mares Father of Eliza E. Barrow Departed this life Oct 20th 1843 

Margeret Elizabeth daughter of Beasor Barrow & Eliza E his wife departed this life Feby 1st 1826 

Joseph B. departed this life August 6th 1828 

Mary V. Barrow daughter of B. S. Barrow and Lugena his wife departed this life June 21st 1861 
Edwin Alvy son of Joel A Snellings and N. E. his wife departed this life Aug the 14 1861 
Mary V. Snellings departed this life Aug. 8th 1862 

Eugene Strickland Son of W. C. Arnold and Sophia his wife departed this life April 29th 1855 
William C. Arnold departed this life Oct 19th/58 

Beasor Barrow departed this life Oct 25th 1861 aged 60 yrs 10 months and 5 days 
John B. Barrow departed this life J_? 26th 1863 
J. L. Oliver departed this life Sept 24th 1872 
W. H. Barrow died in Eufaula July 21 1885 



The Abram Baker Bible 

The Baker family lived in Pitt and Greene Counties. Photocopies of the Bible records were found in the North 
Carolina Archives and transcribed and (paraphrased) by Roger Kammerer in 1985. 

Abram Baker, son of Asa Baker and Vasti his wife born Jan. 8, 1798, died July 10, 1866 
Abram Baker, son of Asa and Vasti married Mary Taylor, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Taylor, March 
29,1821 

Children of Abram & Mary: 

Joseph James Baker, born Feb. 9, 1823, died 1837 

Asa Allen Baker born Sept 3, 1824 

Mary Elizabeth Baker born Dec. 25, 1825 

Sidney Baker [daughter] born Feb. 2, 1829, died Jan. 12, 1846 

Martha Adaline Baker, born Nov. 23, 1830, died 1849 

Sally Jane Baker, born Jan. 4, 1833 

Chrischaney Eveline born Dec. 3, 1834 

Vasti Baker born Oct. 12, 1836 

Abram Baker, born Feb. 14, 1839 

Emmanuel Baker, born Apr. 1, 1841, died 1863 

Nancy Catherine Baker, born Nov. 2, 1843 

Mary Baker, wife of Abram, died April 1, 1870, aged 69 

MARRIAGES 

Mary Baker married Charles F. Braxton, Dec. 14, 1848 
Sarah Jane Baker married Wm. A. Robinson, Jan. 30, 1851 
Abram Baker, Jr., married Malvina Hardison, March 18, 1860 

Asa Allen Baker married Polly Ann White Leggett, daughter of Whitmel Leggett & Louisa Dudley, June 
28,1866 

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Selete Ann Braxton, Daughter of Charles and Mary E. Braxton, born Sept. 17, 1858 

Children of Abram Baker and Malvina Hardison: 

Abram Baker - born Nov. 8, 1868 

Wm. Baker - born Oct. 16, 1870 

James Baker - born Nov. 18, 1871 

Joseph Baker - born July 30, 1875 

Lucy Baker - born June 16, 1877 

Charles Baker - born May 3, 1879 

—written in another hand and included on xerox copy: 
"also children but not listed in Bible" 
Delia married James R. Whitehurst 
Sallie married George Roberson 
Mamie married Walter Anderson 



The Bland-Griffin Bible & Record 

Photocopies of the original contributed by Mrs. Betsy Harper ofGrifton, NC, 1995. The title pages are torn away, 
and there were no formal record pages. However, between the old and new testaments, one blank page was inscribed, 
and a loose leaf inserted. The loose leaf appears to be the end page of another book. This Bible is not terribly old, and 
would appear to have belonged to Mrs. Gertrude Green Bland Griffin. Transcribed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Inscription on blank page: 

Gertrude Griffin wife of J. C. Griffin Died Jan. 5 1926. 
Loose page inserted in same place: 

Hector Bland son of E. A. & Gertrude Bland was borned August 20 1894 

Wolga Bland son of E A & Gertrude Bland was borned November 22 1897 

Mattie Bonilyn, daughter of E. A & Gertrude Bland was borned November 20 — 1899 

Mattie Bonilyn, daughter of E. A & Gertrude Bland died Nov 25—1900 

Hector Bland married January 2, 1920 — to Viola Louise Turner. 

Ed wan Argustus Bland born June 4 — 1851 

Gertrude Green Bland born Oct 4—1871 Married Jan. 1—1890 

Edward Argustus Bland died Oct. 25—1901 

Annie Gertrude Bland, daughter of Hector & Ola Bland — born February 19, 1921. 
Wolga Bland married October 25, 1920 — to Wilhelmina Rein. 

James Cicero Griffin and Gertrude Bland married — December 22, 1919. 

The William R. Cherry Bible 

From the "Cobb-Cherry Bible Records" folder, "Miscellaneous Genealogies" file of the East Carolina University 
Manuscript Collection, photocopies of the record pages. Transcribed by Elizabeth Ross. 

Marriages 

William R. Cherry and Ann E. Brown was married November the 15th day-1842 
William R. Cherry and Francis E. Savage was married April 22nd day 1857 
William T. Gorham and Mary A. Cherry were married March 4th 1868 
Benjamin F. Cobb and Mariah Alice Cherry were maried Nov 20th 1872 



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Births 

William R. Cherry Son of Theos. Cherry and Julia his wife was borned November the 10th 1821 

Ann Eliza Brown Daughter of William R. Brown and Mary his wife was borned September the 9th A.D. 1818 

Mary Ann Cherry (daughter of William R. & Ann Eliza) was borned October the 1st 1843 

Mariah Allis Cherry Daughter of Wm. R. and Ann E. Cherry was borned October the 30th day 1845 

William Theophilus Cherry (Son of Wm. R. and Ann E.) was borned October the 14th 1847 

Sidney Francis Cherry (Daughter of Wm. R. and Ann E. was borned June the 10th 1850 

Georgeanah Cherry was borned January the 29th day A. D. 1853 

Ann Eliza Cherry (Daughter of Wm. R. and Frances E. G.? was born January 11, 1858 

Robert Alston Cherry borned March 10th 1859 (Son of W. R. Cherry & E. F. his Wife) 

Julia B. Cherry was borned Nov 13th 1860 (Daughter of Wm. R. Cherry & E. F.) 

Lucy G. Cherry Daughter of W. R. Cherry Frances E. his wife was borned 16 of Aug 1862 

William Henry Joseph Cherry son of William R. & Francis E. his wife was borned 25 of January 1865 

Joe Cherry (son of William R., and Frances E., his wife, was borned Feb. 19th 1867 

[next 2 entries on "Births" page, added later] 
Joe Cherry died Oct 16th 1935 

Lucy G. Cherry, daughter of W. R. Cherry & Frances E. his wife died Jan. 21, 1961 
Deaths 

Theophilus Cherry Died December 12th 1839 

Sidney Hyman Wife of Samuel Hyman died 15th day of November 1843 
George Brown died January 25th 1849 

Ann Eliza Cherry wife of W. R. Cherry died the 28th of May 1856 

Wm. Redding Brown died 21st March 1841 

Alston Savage died February 21st A. D. 1859 

Margarett F. Bryan wife of Blount Bryan Died uly 13th 1861 

William T. Cherry Son of W. R. Cherry Ann Eliza his wife Died 4 [or 6?]th of Oct 1862 
Georgianna Cherry Daughter of W. R. Cherry and Ann Eliza his wife Died Sept 17th 1862 
Thomas F. Cherry died November 19th 1865 

William Henry Joseph Cherry Son of W. R. Cherry Francis E. his wife Died 6th of February 1866 
C. C. Cherry died 22nd Oct 1866 
Henry R. Cherry died July 13th 1867 
William R. Cherry died July 24th 1875 

Frances E. Cherry died June 18th 18 [written over, possibly 1875? or 1885?] 

Julia B. Cherry died Feb 14th 1879 

[last 2 entries in same handwriting, added to bottoms of pages later] 
Marry A. Gorham wife of William T. Gorham died Jan 8th 1931 
Robert Cherry died [no dates given] 



Hugh Pugh vs. David Smith, 1788 

Taken from the New Bern Criminal Action Papers, NC Archives, DSCR. 206. 326. 2 
Newbern district 

Superior Court of Law November term 1788. 

The Jurors for the State upon their oath present that, David SMITH late of Pitt county planter, on the tenth 
day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight, and in the thirteenth 
year of the Independence of the State with force and arms, in the county and district aforesaid in and 
upon Hugh PUGH, in the peace of God and the State then and there being, did make an assault; and him 
the said Hugh then and there did beat, wound, and ill treat, and other wrongs to the said Hugh then and 
there did, to his great damage and against the peace and dignity of the State. — A. MOORE AttGenl. 



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Pitt County Reunions 



Reunions, Birthdays, and other celebrations in various newspapers, compiled by Roger Kammerer. 

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lames R. D. MOORE Birthday Celebrated 

As reported in the Daily Reflector, Fri., Sept. 8, 1932 

Farmville, Sept. 8.— A celebration of the 79th birthday of James R. D. MOORE by his son, Roy W. 
MOORE of Marlboro, came as a complete surprise to him on Tuesday , when after an automobile ride, he 
was driven to the home of his son, there to find many members of his family and several friends waiting 
at a table laden with a feast prepared in his honor. Mr. MOORE, who is known throughout this section, 
was born in Wilson, his family coming to the Tyson Church section of this county in 1866. Thirty years 
later Mr. MOORE moved his own family to Marlboro, residing on a farm owned by R. L. DAVIS for the 
past 30 years. A proof of his thrift, activity and interest in the future is demonstrated in his recent pur- 
chase of the KILLEBREW farm near Fountain, where he expects to pass the rest of his days as he ex- 
presses it, "under my own roof". In addition to his father and members of his family, Mr. Moore's son 
had as guests two septungenarians, Watt PARKER, 73, and J. B. NORRIS, 77, who were his playmates and 
boyhood friends, J. D. GATES, B. J. SKINNER and Lacy ROBINSON. Mr. MOORE has eleven children, 
seven daughters: Mrs. John WARD of Saratoga, Mrs. W. G. LITTLE, Mrs. Nettie Grey MOORE and Mrs. 
Roy BRAXTON of Marlboro; Mrs. Hicks MELTON of Farmville; Mrs. C. D. WETHERINGTON and Mrs. 
Lindsay HALES of Baltimore; four sons, C. L. MOORE of Rocky Mount, Andrew J. MOORE, chief of 
police of Scotland Neck. Hal S. MOORE of Marlboro, and Roy W. MOORE of Marlboro. 

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Aaron R TURNAGE Observes 87th Birthday 
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., August 21, 1936 

Aaron R TURNAGE, highly esteemed Pitt County citizen and a former planter, was honored at a sumptu- 
ous barbecue supper on Wednesday evening, given by two of his sons: J. R., of Durham, and L. E. 
TURNAGE, Farmville; the enjoyable occasion being held in celebration of his eighty — seventh anniver- 
sary, at the TURNAGE homestead, near Farmville. Relatives and guests, gathered to offer congratula- 
tions, numbered fifty — five, with six of the seven sons as honor guests in the assemblage: J. R., Durham; 
M. L. and D. L., Greenville; C. A., Washington; J. M., Richmond; A. C. and L. E. TURNAGE, Farmville. J. 
M. TURNAGE was unable to be present. Sharing honors with her husband at the head of the table was 
Mrs. TURNAGE, formerly Miss Carrie SPEIGHT, who is eighty — two years young. This estimable 
couple — a gentleman and gentlewoman of the old school — have spent more than three decades of their 
four — score years together, and in their loving and faithful companionship, enduring through the years, is 
regarded by their wide acquaintances as an example worthy of deepest consideration and emulation by 
this, or any other generation. 

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Mrs. Washington SMITH Celebrates 84th Birthday 
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., June 10, 1938 

Mrs. Mattie J. SMITH, celebrated her 84th birthday at her home near Fountain on Sunday, June 5, with a 
long table prepared in the lawn, with a barbecue dinner and other accessories. At one end of the table 
there was a beautiful birthday cake decorated for the occasion. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. W. B. 
RANDOLPH, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. SMITH and daughters, Alice HICKS and Mary THOMAS of Greenville, 
Mr. Ed SMITH and son, Henry, and daughter, Emily of Fountain; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. CASE and children, 
Edgar and Hazel of Fountain; Mr. and Mrs. Cary GAYNOR of Fountain; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce BEASLEY of 
Raleigh; Mr. and Mrs. Sidney WILLIAMS and daughter, Elizabeth, of Raleigh; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis 
DOZIER and son, Curtis Lee, of Fountain; Mr. and Mrs. Luther DAIL and children, Doris, H. L. and Lena, 
Edna and Ronald CARRAWAY of Snow Hill; Mrs. Addie CORBETT and son, Seba, of Fountain. Mrs. 
Smith received many beautiful birthday gifts and we wish her many more happy birthdays. 



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Comrades in Reunion 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Dec. 10, 1937 

Last Friday night Watt PARKER, S. M. POLLARD, J. B. JOHNSON, J. B. MOBLEY and Peyton T. 
ATKINSON, all past commanders of James Thomas SMITH Camp No. 17, United Spanish War Veterans, 
were assembled together at the home of Mr. ATKINSON, which is a hundred years old and located on the 
hard surface road from Farmville to Bruce. We doubt if any more appreciated moments were spent in this 
vicinity throughout the Thanksgiving season than these enjoyed by this little band of comrades, who 
feasted on fruits and conversation, breaking camp at a late hour and skidooing for their own dugouts. 

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Quadruple Anniversary Celebration 
Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Aug. 18, 1933 

Mrs. Michal Joyner WILKERSON of the old Green Springs farm, homestead of Howell and Michal Moore 
JOYNER, her grandparents, and Howell and Martha Turnage JOYNER, her parents, entertained thirty 
friends on Sunday in honor of the birthday anniversaries of her sons, Charlie WILKERSON, 23, John 
Moseley WILKERSON, 19, her sister Miss Mary JOYNER, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Watt PARKER, 
whose birth dates come within four days of each other. Miss Christine EDWARDS of Hookerton was a 
special guest and entertained with music. A real home grown barbecue and chicken dinner with salads, 
sandwiches, tea, cake and ice cream was served under the welcome shade of a friendly tree in the old 
grove, where some and many of the JOYNERS dwelt and feasted in the 18th and 19th centuries — in the 
days of yore, when hog and hominy, scuppernong wine, the long remembered and once cherished apple 
cider, honey and brandy were more plentiful than the modern 3.2 beer, and other unknown analysis of 
the present Roosevelt administration. In those good old days that neighborhood had for its slogan, 
"Broad Branch River, big ears of corn, fat meat a plenty, no poor kin, rich are dying and many coming in, 
pretty girls, old apple Jack, if you ever visit us once you'll sho' want to come back." On either side of the 
noted Branch have dwelt many pioneer families; Kinion HARRIS, Thomas HARRIS, Moses JONES, 
Laurence WALLACE, W. H. WILKERSON, Blaney JOYNER, John PARKER, Lucy TUGWELL, Stephen 
COBB, Calvin JONES, Elijah PARKER, Wiley COBB, Benjamin BELCHER, Moses, John T, Joel B. and 
Henry TYSON, Col. Lambert, William LAMB, Wiley WILLIAMS, Noah BUNDY, Peck, L. P. and James 
BEARDSLEY and J. A. MATTHEWS. Around the original Green Springs was once a noted Indian assem- 
bly place and many arrow heads, pieces of pottery and small mounds may be found there today. Uncle 
WATT 

4* 4* 

Birthday Party 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., March 22, 1935 

The children of G. W. GRIFFIN gave him a delightful birthday dinner, Sunday, March 17, at his home near 
Greenville, it being the occasion of his 78th anniversary. Places were laid for 74 guests. Mr. GRIFFIN is 
father of 10 children, has 59 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. 
A. P. WILLIAMS, Mr. and Mrs. Steven KENNEDY, Mr. and Mrs. Blan KENNEDY, Charlie KENNEDY, 
Miss Naomi KENNEDY, Miss Rena HOUSTON, Pink Hill; Woodrow and Rossie MOORE, Mr. and Mrs. 
Alton PEEDE, Snow Hill; Mrs. Tommie BRINSON, Rev. Cador FOSTER, Richlands; Mr. and Mrs. O. L. 
PARKER, Farmville; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. RICHARD, Mrs. Winnie FORBES, Mrs. J. F. STOCKS, A. B. MOYE 
and children, Mrs. Elmer NELSON, Mrs. H. D. NELSON, Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. JAMES and family, 
Greenville. 



CORRECTION: 

The correct email address of Alice S. Richmond is: asrichmond@worldnet.att.net 



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Obituaries 



From various old newspapers on microfilm, transcribed and contributed by Roger Kammerer. 

Death of Capt. WHITE 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Nov. 6, 1914 

Capt. Charles A. WHITE one of Greenville's oldest and best known citizens died about 8:30 o'clock, 
Wednesday night, at his home on Dickinson Avenue. He was a little past 81 years old and had for some 
time been feeble with age. Still his death came almost without a moments warning, as during the day 
Wednesday he had seemed as well as usual and had taken a walk up town in the afternoon. After supper 
his son, Mr. J. B. WHITE, was alone with him, and as he reclined in an arm chair was giving him a mas- 
sage. Suddenly with an exclamation in which he called the name of his son, he threw his head back and 
began gasping. Physicians were quickly summoned but before they arrived he had passed away. Capt. 
WHITE was a native of Pitt county spent his early years on the farm and taught school. He moved to 
Greenville about 35 years ago, and engaged in merchantile business, taking rank as one of our leading 
merchants and cotton buyers. In 1894 he retired from business, turning his store over to his son. Mr. S. T. 
WHITE, who conducted it for some time, but he continued to take interest in affairs and was as active as 
his health would permit. He served during the whole of the civil war rising to the rank of Captain. He 
had an honorable record and was faithful and loyal to his state. Capt. WHITE was born in Sept. 1833 and 
in 1864 he married Miss Louise A. CORY. His wife died in 1911, and he is now survived by two sons, 
Messers. S. T. and J. B. WHITE, and one daughter, Mrs. Lula FLEMING, the funeral was held from the 
home at 4 o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. M. DANIEL and Rev. C. M. ROCK. 

Mrs. Charles LANGSTON 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., June 26, 1914 

Ayden Items, June 22. Mrs. Charles LANGSTON who lived on the farm of R. H. GARRIS, near here 

died last week, had been sick a long time. The deceased was a sister of Mr. Coot MOORE. She leaves a 
husband and several children, most all grown. 

Ishmael CLARK Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Aug. 11, 1899 

Ishmael CLARK, an old colored man whom everybody knew as "Uncle Ishmael", died Saturday night. 
He was 84 years old. He was a faithful darkey of the old school and had scores of friends among the 
white people who never let him want for anything. 

Mr. Haywood KNOX Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., March 24, 1899 

At 4 o'clock Wednesday morning Mr. Haywood KNOX died at his home three miles from town. He was 
70 or more years old, was never married, and leaves no near relatives. His estate is estimated to be worth 
$7,000, and his will which was probated today names Mr. C. A. TUCKER as executor. Mr. TUCKER is 
principal legatee in the will, a bequest also being made to Miss Nancy BELL, and aged maiden lady who 
lived at the home of Mr. Knox. 

Mrs. Jerry WORTHINGTON Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Oct. 23, 1914 

Winterville Items, Oct. 19. Mrs. Jerry WORTHINGTON died suddenly last Thursday night. Mrs. 

WORTHINGTON had tied tobacco all day until about 9 o'clock that night. After she retired about 10:30 
she was suddenly taken very ill. Her struggles aroused her little granddaughter who was sleeping with 
her. The little girl called her parents at once but Mrs. WORTHINGTON died before anyone could get to 
her. She was about 68 years of age and is survived by a husband and three sons, Messers. Joe, Fred and J. H. 
WORTHINGTON the latter a resident of Cumberland county. The remains were interred at the cemetery 
Saturday afternoon. 



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Jordan ELKS Dead 

Eastern Reflector, lues., Oct. 23, 1900 

Black Jack Items, Oct. 19. Jordan ELKS, one of our respected farmers, died at his home this morning 

about four o'clock. He had been sick of typhoid fever for some weeks. We extend our deepest sympathy 
to the many bereaved ones left to mourn his death. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." 

Robert NELSON, Jr. dead 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Sept. 8. 1899 

Ayden Items, Sept. 6 Mr. Robert NELSON, Jr. , died near here Monday with fever. He leaves a wife 

and one child, having lost his baby about two weeks ago. 

Marcellus STOCKS Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., June 26, 1914 

Winterville Items, June 18. Mr. Marcillus STOCKS of near here passed away early Monday 

morning. Mr. STOCKS was sixty two years of age and has been suffering with paralysis for nearly three 
years. He is survived by a widow and three daughters, Mrs. J. B. BRILEY, Mrs. Robert MCGLOHON and 
Mrs. Bennie NOBLE. 

A Good Man Passes Away 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Dec. 3, 1897 

Mr. Harry GURGANUS, one of the oldest and best citizens of the county, died about 2 o'clock, Sunday 
afternoon, at his home near Whichard station. He was in his 80th year, and during the latter months of his 
life had been a great sufferer. He bore all his suffering patiently and looked forward to death as the 
messenger who would release him from the afflictions that beset this life. He was a member of the 
Primitive Baptist church and served his Savior and his generation faithfully. He died in faith and hope of 
the blessed immortality beyond the grave. His life was full of deeds of kindness to his fellow man, and 
the community in which he lived will sadly miss him. Mr. GURGANUS leaves and aged widow and two 
daughters to mourn his death. The latter are Mrs. W. R. WHICHARD, Sr., of this county, and Mrs. R. F. 
WILSON, of Beaufort county. 

Mrs. John C. MCGOWAN Dead 

Daily Reflector, Tue., April 5, 1910 

Ayden Items, April 5 Mrs. John C. McGOWAN, nee Miss Easter STOCKS, died in Washington and was 

buried at the old family cemetery on the Lawrence STOCKS place Saturday. 

Alexander COBB Dead 

Daily Reflector, Sat., March 26, 1910 

Winterville Items, Mar. 26 Alexander COBB, a colored man, died last Wednesday and was buried 

Thursday. 

Died Miss Penelope DUDLEY 

Eastern Reflector, Friday, July 7, 1899 

Died at the residence of Mr. John MURPHY at half past one o'clock on the morning of Friday, June the 
30th, Miss Penelope DUDLEY in the 70th year of her age. Her remains were interred in the old family 
burying ground about four miles from town Friday afternoon, Rev. I. A. CANFIELD conducting the 
services at the grave. Aunt Penny as so many people loved to call her, joined the Missionary Baptist 
church when a young woman, but after leaving her old home she never moved her membership as she 
lived for years in a neighborhood where there was no church of this denomination, but while taking no 
active part in any particular church work she was ever ready and willing to do any kindness, especially 
for the sick, and for little children. She said only a short while before her death "I belong to Jesus, I love 
Him and know that He loves me." Mr. Adolphus DUDLEY is her only living brother and she leaves two 
aged sisters, Mrs. Jennette DUDLEY and Miss Melvinie DUDLEY to tarry here yet a little while until the 
Death angel shall whisper to them too, to cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees. 



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Died Mrs. Mamie ALLEN 

Eastern Reflector, Tues., June 6, 1899 

Mrs. Mamie ALLEN, wife of Samuel ALLEN, died Thursday night at their home in this town. The 
remains were taken to the country for interment Friday afternoon. 

Mrs. Louisa FORBES Passes Away 

Daily Reflector, Thurs., April 23, 1931 

Mrs. Louisa FORBES, aged 85 years, died this morning at 6:15 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
W. A. GARRIS, 1401 Broad street. She leaves surviving her two sons, W. H. and R. A. FORBES; and three 
daughters: Mrs. Cornelia GARRIS, Mrs. Annie Tessie STOKES and Mrs. Loula VAINWRIGHT; and a large 
number of relatives in and near Greenville. She was a member of the Christian church and the funeral 
services will be conducted from the home by Rev. W. A. RYAN, pastor of the Eighth Street Christian 
church at two o'clock tommorrow afternoon. Interment will be in the FORBES' cemetery near the Coun- 
try club. 

John Daniel OWENS Succumbs to Illness 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., May 8, 1939 

Funeral services for John Daniel OWENS, 77, one of the oldest citizens of Farmville, and well known 
throughout the entire community, were held from his late home on Greene street, Wednesday afternoon, 
at four o'clock, by Rev. J. B. ROBERTS, pastor of the Primitive Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. C. B. 
MARSHBURN, Christian minister. Burial was in Forest Hill cemetery. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. 
Fannie Langley OWENS, four daughters, Miss Neva OWENS, and Mrs. J. R. TUGWELL, Jr., of Farmville, 
Mrs. B. D. JENKINS, of Rocky Mount, and Mrs. J. T. SKINNER, of Greenville; twelve grandchildren and 
eight great grandchildren. Mr. OWENS succumbed early Tuesday afternoon to an illness of several weeks 
duration. He had been critically ill for ten days and his death was not unexpected. Of a gentle and kindly 
disposition, having honesty as an outstanding trait, and a great integrity, Mr. OWENS will be greatly 
missed by friends in the community. 

Mrs. Annie Fulford JOYNER 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., November 5, 1937 

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Fulford JOYNER, 62, widow of the late Jason JOYNER well known and 
highly regarded in this section of Pitt County, were conducted from her home here, Monday afternoon, at 
three o'clock, by Elder W. B. BARNES, pastor of Tyson's Primitive Baptist Church, and burial was made 
in the family plot at the homestead near Farmville. The death of Mrs. JOYNER came as a result of uremic 
poisoning on Saturday, and was not unexpected as she had been critically ill for several days. Mrs. 
JOYNER had been a faithful member of Tyson's Church for thirteen years. She is survived by five 
daughters, Mrs. E. S. NORMAN, Miss Evelyn and Miss Annie Laurie JOYNER, Farmville, Mrs. J. T. 
BALDREE, Wilson, Mrs. Ernest TRIPP, Ayden; Four sons, Robert, Russell and Stewart JOYNER, of 
Farmville, and Ola JOYNER, Newark, N. J.; seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren; a 
sister, Mrs. R. C. NORVTLLE, Farmville, two brothers, L. A. FULFORD, Farmville and J. H. FULFORD, 
Wilson. 

Mr. Neddie CARMAN, Sr. Dead 

Daily Reflector, Wed., March 23, 1910 

Ayden Items, March 22. Mr. Neddie CARMAN, Sr., 92, died at his home near Rountrees' Tuesday. He 
leaves a widow and one son, Mr. E. C. CARMAN. 

Warren L. COBB 

Daily Reflector, Sat., May 21, 1904 

The funeral of Warren L. COBB took place yesterday afternoon at May's Chapel in the family burying 
ground in Beaver Dam Township. Heart failure was the cause of his death. His father, J. C. COBB, four 
brothers, R. J., L. A., and J. H. COBB, of Pitt County, and C. C. COBB of Norfolk, and two sisters, Mrs. C. 
D. HOOKS and Mrs. Ola FORBES, survive him. 

Also, Daily Reflector, May 24, 1904.... T. A. NICHOLS attended the funeral of his son-in-law, the late W. L. 
COBB, near Rochdale, last Friday. 



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Mrs. A. L. JACKSON Dead 

Daily Reflector, Tues., March 15, 1910 

Ayden Items, Mar. 15 Mrs. A. L. JACKSON, from near Ayden died Saturday of consumption. She 

leaves a husband and two children. Before marriage she was a Miss KENNEDY, and a sister of Mrs. 
Daniel WORTHINGTON of Ayden. 

Francis MCLAWHORN Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Tues., May 30, 1899 

Winterville Items, May 27 Mr. Francis MCLAWHORN who lives about 2 miles from here on Tar Road 

died Thursday night of consumption. 

Mr. Lawrence STOCKS Dead 

Daily Reflector, Wed., Aug. 5, 1903 

Winterville Items, Aug. 5 Mr. Lawrence STOCKS, a very estimable farmer living about three miles from 

here, died very suddenly yesterday from an attack of cramp colic. 

Mrs. Betsy CASE Dead 

Daily Reflector, Wed., Oct. 4, 1907 

Ayden Items, Oct. 4 Mrs. Betsy CASE Died at the home of her son-in-law, John DENNIS, who lives 

near here, last Tuesday and was buried the following afternoon. 

Coart PATRICK Dead 

Kinston Daily Free Press, April 8, 1899 

Mr Coart PATRICK, of Pitt County, died yesterday at about the age of 70. Mr. Patrick lived near 
Centerville. He leaves a wife and one child. His remains were interred today in Pitt County 

John FLEMING Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Sept. 21, 1892 

Mr. John FLEMING died at his home in Pactolus township, at 6 o'clock Monday morning, after an illness 
of 12 days. He had a hemorragic or yellow chill on Wednesday, the 7th, and had a second one last week. 
Mr. FLEMING was about 42 years old, and leaves a wife and six children. He was an upright man and a 
good citizen. At the time of his death he was President of the Farmer's Alliance of Pitt county and was 
held in high esteem by the order. His funeral took place yesterday. The Reflector sympathizes with the 
family and relatives in their affliction. 

Miss Lizzie FOLEY Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Tues., Sept. 18, 1899 

There were many sad hearts in Greenville Friday evening when it was announced that Miss Lizzie 
FOLEY was dead. She passed away about 5 o'clock at the home of her mother, Mrs. Mary FOLEY, on 
Greene street. Miss Lizzie had been in feeble health for some months, and while of late her condition had 
grown more serious none were prepared to realize that the end was so near. She was a member of the 
Catholic church and also of Helena Lodge Daughters of Rebekah. Besides her mother mentioned above, 
deceased leaves three sisters, Mrs. T. B. CHERRY and Misses Julia and Annie FOLEY, and one brother, Mr. 
Edward FOLEY. She also leaves a host of friends who join them in their sorrow. The burial took place at 5 
o'clock Saturday afternoon in Cherry Hill cemetery, services being conducted by Father Quinn. 

T. J. STANCILL, Sr. Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Oct. 5, 1892 

Mr. T. J. STANCILL, Sr., a highly esteemed citizen of this county, died at his home in Belvoir township 
two weeks ago. He leaves several children, all of whom are grown. 

Mr. Bernard GREENE Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Fri., Mar. 27, 1914 

Mr. William Bernard GREENE died Friday night at 10:45 o'clock at his home on Dickinson avenue of 
ulcerated chronic colitis of which he had been a sufferer for more than twelve months, but not until about 



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eight weeks ago was he forced to take his bed. He was taken to a hospital a few days after his sickness 
was considered serious, but it was discovered that nothing could be done for his recovery and three 
weeks ago he was brought back home. Even though cognizant of his serious condition, he conversed with 
friends a few hours previous to his death in his usual cheerful and joking manner. Mr. GREENE was 
born in Greenville about forty nine years ago and had spent his entire life here. He was held in high 
esteem by all who knew him, and few men of every day life possessed more friends than he. The de- 
ceased was a member of the Episcopal church, where the funeral services were conducted this afternoon 
at 3 o'clock by the rector of the Scotland Neck church, interment being made in the Episcopal cemetery 
Besides his wife and one son, two sisters and three brothers survive. They are: Mrs. F. M. HODGES, Miss 
Betsy GREENE, Dr. J. C. GREENE and Mr. Robert GREENE, of Greenville, and Dr. Edward GREENE, of 
Raleigh, N. C. 

Theophilus DAIL Dead 

Daily Reflector, Sat., Aug. 12, 1905 

Winterville Items, Aug. 12 Theophilus DAIL, an aged citizen who lived a few miles from here, died 

yesterday. He was father of our prominent miller, Calvin DAIL. He was held in high esteem by all who 
knew him and we greatly sympathize with one miller in the loss of his father. 

William MOYE Dead 

Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 26, 1910 

Winterville Items, Feb. 26 William MOYE, who lived near Greenville, was buried near here, at the old 

burying ground yesterday. 

Mr. WILLOUGHBY Succumbs 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Aug. 20, 1937 

Funeral services for Benjamin WILLOUGHBY, 64, a well known and highly respected Pitt County farmer 
and citizen, were held from his residence on Contentnea street, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock by Rev. 
C. B. MARSHBURN, pastor of the Christian Church, of which denomination he was a member. Burial 
took place in the SMITH burial grounds at Bell Arthur. Mr. WILLOUGHBY is survived by his wife, 
formerly Miss Fannie SMITH, three daughters, Mrs. L. R. NICHOLS, Greenville; Mrs. A. B. TYSON, Mrs. 
Allen PERRY, Farmville; a son, Smith WILLOUGHBY, Greenville; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie TYSON, and a 
brother, R. E. WILLOUGHBY. 

Mrs. James Gideon FULFORD 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., April 6, 1934 

Mrs. Mamie FULFORD, 54, widow of the late James Gideon FULFORD, at 4:00 A. M., Saturday, March 31, 
peacefully slumbered, as her immortal soul was wafted back to whence it came, as her lips failed to lisp 
and heart stood still, as the eyes closed in eternal sleep, surrounded by her three children, Mrs. Clara 
TUGWELL, James and Gideon FULFORD, and others, who stood around and silently whispered farewell 
to "Mother." Mrs. FULFORD before her marriage was Miss Mamie HARRIS, daughter of Richard HAR- 
RIS, of Farmville, and his wife, Mrs. Josephine EVANS, of near Greenville, all pioneer citizens of the State. 
She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Bell — Arthur, joining at the original Bethlehem 
church at Tyson's, in her early years of youth, and was a most devoted mother and friend to the poor, 
always willing to lend a helping hand or speak a word of sympathy to any she chanced to meet, and few 
that knew her failed to love her. Though poor in wealth, weak in health, she was rich in sympathy and 
strong in endurance, and hope in time of despondency. She was an invalid for nearly four years and was 
a great sufferer, although patient to her fate, and before her death she had a vision, which seemed to 
arouse her so much she called her friends and family to her bedside and outlined her funeral rites, which 
were carried out as near as possible, even to her shroud and by a Methodist minister She even named the 
day she would be called to go. To mourn her passing she leaves three children, two grandchildren, four 
half brothers, Ruel, Peter, Floys and Robert HARRIS, of near Snow Hill; three sisters, Mrs. Frank 
BEAMAN, Mrs. Alonza CARRAWAY, Mrs. Dora CARRAWAY, of Greene County. Rev. H. L. HENDRICKS, 
Methodist minister, of Farmville, conducted the funeral services and interment was made in the Parker 



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burial grounds near Tysons church, Sunday afternoon. May her exit from this earth be just an entrance 
into glory. A friend— Watt PARKER 

J. C. BOYD Dead 

Daily Reflector, Mon., Feb. 5, 1906 

On Saturday night last at his home three miles from Greenville, Mr. J. C. BOYD died and was buried 
Sunday afternoon in the family burial ground. Mr. BOYD leaves one child, J. H. BOYD, and four grand 
children. He was nearly seventy years old, and has been a resident of this county for about sixty years. 

Mrs. CHRISTMAN Dead 

Eastern Reflector, Wed., Oct. 5, 1892 

Mrs. CHRISTMAN, mother of our townsman, Mr. T. F. CHRISTMAN and of Mrs. A. A. FORBES and Mrs. 
L. H. EVANS, died at her home four miles from Greenville on Thursday of last week. Her remains were 
taken to Wilson for interment. She was quite old and for sometime had been in feeble health. 

Services for Mrs. Allie Joyner ROBINSON 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Oct. 24, 1930 

Funeral rites for Mrs. Allie Joyner ROBINSON, wife of the late T. E. ROBINSON, were conducted at the 
home of her daughter, Mrs. R. E. WILLOUGHBY near Bell— Arthur, Monday afternoon at 3:00, by Rev. G. H. 
SULLIVAN, pastor of the Arthur Disciples' church, of which she had long been a faithful member. Mrs. 
ROBINSON, age 63, had been in ill health for more than a year. She was visiting her daughter, Miss Allie 
Brown ROBINSON, night operator of the local telephone offices, when stricken on Tuesday evening, and 
was practically unconscious until her death on Sunday evening at 3:40. She had lived in the Arthur 
vicinity most her life, and will be missed by a large circle of friends and neighbors. She is survived by two 
daughters: Miss Allie Brown ROBINSON, of Farmville, Mrs. R. E. WILLOUGHBY, and a son, Bert 
ROBINSON, both of Bell— Arthur. 

William A. TAYLOR Dead 

Tarboro Southerner, June 8, 1871 

Died in Pitt county on June 5 of apoplexy, William A. TAYLOR, aged 54 years. 

Allen KITTRELL Dead 

Kinston Journal, May 19, 1881 

Died in Pitt county, Allen KITTRELL, after being scalded. 

Death Claims C. H. CRAWFORD 

Farmville Enterprise, Fri., Sept. 7, 1934 

Greenville, September 4 C. H. CRAWFOED, 53, influential farmer of the Bell Arthur community, died 

last night at 9:45 o'clock, after two days' illness from pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted from 
his late home this afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Walter NOBLES of Winterville, and burial was made in 
the ELKS graveyard at Ballards. Mr. CRAWFORD spent all his life in the community where he died and 
was active in the agricultural and civil life of the section. He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Mollie 
ELKS, daughter of the late William Henry and Nancy ELKS, a son, W. L. CRAWFORD, and three broth- 
ers, James H., John R., and Leon CRAWFORD, all of the Bell Arthur community. 

Mrs. Mary Alice TAFT Dead 

Tarboro Southerner, Jan. 2, 1873 

Died on the 18th of December, at her residence in Pitt county, Mrs. Mary Alice TAFT, consort of Godfrey 
TAFT, Esq., and daughter of Rev. E. D. and Mary E. HOOVER, aged 32 years. 

Mrs. Lovick GASKINS Dead 

Kinston Journal, Sept. 23, 1880 

Died in Pitt County on Sept. 17, Mrs. Lovick GASKINS, aged 60. 



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Telephone: 615-646-1463 

Email: epit637350@aol.com 

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MCLAWHORN, BOWDEN, HARRIS, PARKER 

Constance Vincent Hardee 
7118 County Home Road 
Ayden, NC 28513-8509 
Telephone: 252-746-4055 
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COOPER, BOWER, HARDEE/HARDY, HAR- 
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Greenville, NC 27858-4817 
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102 Chessington Circle 
Summerville, SC 29485-5614 
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Kinston, NC 28501-2827 
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2146 Seaton Springs Road 

Sivierville, TN 37862-7233 

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Ayden, NC 28513-1803 

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Queries 



Wiley /Willie ROBSON, b. ca. 1775 in Pitt Co., married CASON. They moved to Georgia about 1810. 

Since there are so many ROBSONS and CASONS in the records of Great Swamp and Flat Swamp Primitive 
Baptist Churchs, does anyone have the name of the CASON woman he married and her parents? 

— Charles B. SCHWEIZER; 891 Prestonwood Dr.; Edwardsville, I. 62025-4136 (618-659-0738). 
email: cbschweizer@iw.edwpub.com 

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Looking for more information on James HARRIS, Pitt Co., NC; married Crissie Phoebie ? 

— Robbie Sewell MOYE; 1703 Salem Ch. Rd.; Goldsboro, NC 27830 (919-735-5896). email: robbie@esn.net 

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Need any information on Matthew and Famariah WARD, before 1810. Children: Luke WARD, b. 1810, 
Pitt Co.; Drupina WARD, b. 1815, Pitt Co., NC. Moved to Wilson Co., TN, by 1821, and to McNairy Co., 
TN, by 1826. 

— Dora SANDERS; 711 14th Northwest; Miami, OK 74354. email Dsanders@RecTec.Net 

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Seeking information on John WEST family of Mosley Creek/Dover/Ft. Barnwell ares of Craven County, 
North Carolina. 

— Ray GRIFFIN; 333 Chadwyck Drive; Danville, VA 24541-3306 (804-793-1744). rgriffin@gamewood.net 

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Seeking parents of Shade F. WETHERINGTON, b. ca. 1845. Shade was the father of Robert Yancy 
WETHERINGTON, b. 1865. Also seeking info on Alice Arilla ANDREWS, b. 1873 in NC, wife of Robert 
Yancey WETHERINGTON, and mother of Eva Rae WETHERINGTON. 

— Pat TRIGILIO; 16640 Dolf Rd.; Stewartstown, PA 17363 (717-993-2169). email: ptrigilio@hotmail.com 

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Seeking info David COBB; also Benajah MOBLEY, 1800-1870, married Nancy RIVES, 1808-1870. Who was 
the father of Benajoh? 

— Jeanette KORNOWA; 15644 Helen; Southgate, Michigan 48195-2019 (734-282-8708). 



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The following members joined late in the year, and have up to four unpublished free queries: 



1. Delia Arceny ELKS, dau. of Wm. A. ELKS and Arcena (2nd wife), b. 1864, married Edmund SPAIN 
1883. 1900 census lists children: Maggie b. 1885, Lula b. 1889, Walter b. 1887, Heber b. 1891, Clearer b. 
1895, Thad b. 1898. 

2. Eliza ELKS, dau. of Wm. A. ELKS & Arcena, b. 1860-d. 1924, married Wm. MINON, son of Jacob 
MINON and Sallie. 1900 census lists her a widow, 6 children, 6 living. Need names of children.Did her 
children leave the county or state? 

3. William A. ELKS, son of Wm. A. ELKS and Arcena, b. 1863, was not listed in 1900-1920 censuses; did he 
die young or leave the county. Would like to exchange info with kin of these families. 

— Virginia Holdford STULTZ; 960 W. Elva St.; Idaho Falls, ID 83402 (208-523-1780). 

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1. Seeking parents and/or ancestors of Nathaniel EVERETT I, b. 1678, and married Mary HARRISON ca. 
1699 in Chowan Co., NC, and died in 1749. He is on Chow. Co. Tax List of 1717 for 460 acres. Mary, his 
widow, was living in 1818 [sic]. 

2. Seeking parents/ancestors of Betsy BRICKHOUSE, b. 1796, and married Joshua EVERETT on Mar. 31, 
1814, and was mother of Ada EVERETT (b. May 1, 1820) who married David Taylor AYERS about 1839. 

— Gene AYERS; 3127 Sretaw Drive; Charlotte, NC 28210-4857 (704-552-1660). email: tazdevil@charlotte.infi.net 




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1. Who are the parents and/or siblings of Thomas WILLIAMSON, born in Greenville,* NC, about 1735. 

2. Thomas Williamson (1735-1813) was a private in the Revolution with the NC Militia, according to DAR files. 
What can be said of his service, bounty warrants, etc.? 

3. Three children of Thomas WILLIAMSON and Anne Newton WILLIAMSON in Greenville,* NC: Anne in 
1760, William in 1762, and Elizabeth in 1764. The family had moved to Spartansburg, SC, by 1785. 

[* Editor's note: Pitt Co. was formed in 1760; Greenville (first named Martinsborough) was chartered in 
1772-74.] 

— Lee MEYERS; 37 Strauss Lane; Olympia Fields, IL 60461-1621. email: Leesa7447@aol.com 

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1. Seeking information on William DRAKE, b. 1750, father of Delilah DRAKE. William d. Mar. 7, 1827, in 
Edgecombe Co., NC. Who was William's wife? Who was mother of Delilah DRAKE? Her father was 
Nathan EDWARDS, also of Edgecombe Co., NC. 

2. Seeking info on Mills & Delilah (DRAKE) PEEL. Mills (b. 1784, Hertford Co., NC) m. Delilah DRAKE of 
Edgecombe Co., NC, ca. 1810; moved to Burke Co., GA, ca. 1830. Sons: James b. 1812, Levi b. 1815, 
Edmund b. 1817, Dempsey b. 1819, Thomas b. 1823, Unnamed Dau. b. 1821, all born in Edgecombe Co., 
NC. Also seeking info on Dempsey PEEL, b. 1759, father of Mills PEEL. Dempsey later moved to 
Edgecombe, d. 1811. Who was Dempsey's wife? 

— John Gordon WILLIAMS 025154; P. O. Box 221; Union Correctional Institution; Raiford, FL 32083-0221. 

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1. David SMITH, b. mid-1790s in NC In 1850 census in Chattooga Co., G A. Wife Lucinda (Lucy) . Need 

birth dates, name of father and mother, marriage date and wife's name. Our Family Genealogy, by Cox and 
McCormac, 1938, p. 59, shows Henry SMITH and wife Sally ADAMS with a son David SMITH who married 
and moved to Georgia. Seeking any info on these or other David SMITHs. 

2. Lucinda (Lucy) , b. in SC, wife of David Smith, in Chattooga Co., GA, in 1850 census. Desire informa- 
tion on Lucinda's maiden name, parents' names, and date of marriage to David Smith. 

— Dorothy Smith DUFF; 2806 Majestic Drive; Ooltewah, TN 37363. 

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1. Seeking parents of Timothy MURRAY of Hyde Co., NC. Timothy was the father of Riley, who was b. 1799. 

2. Seeking dates of birth, death and marriage of Jacob FARROW of Hyde Co., NC, and his wife Amey, in the 
early to mid-1 700s. 

3. Seeking info on Sarah BROOKS, wife of John FARROW of Hyde Co., NC; she was bom 1745. 

4. Seeking info on Angelica RIORDAME, wife of Thomas BROOKS, Sr., of Hyde Co., NC. He was born 1738. 
Would like info on his parents, also. 

— Annette MACRAE; P. O. Box 940; Bethel, NC 27812 (252-825-5956). 

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1. Seek ancestors of Martin HALL, b. 1762/1770 (NC?) married Permelia , b. 1772 (NC?). Martin had 

bro. Delaney HALL, killed in the Rev. War (Brinkley's Co.). Known children of Martin HALL: James Martin, b. 
1794 NC; Sarah, b. 1797 NC; Mary, b. 1799 NC; and Delaney Washington HALL, b. 1801 NC. This family moved 
to KY ca 1810. Also need info on William JOHNSTON who m. Martha GEORGE, sons Benjamine and Washing- 
ton JOHNSTON, b. Pitt Co., NC, m. Sarah and Mary HALL, daus. of Martin HALL. Where in NC did these 
families reside? 

2. Seeking parents of both Samuel COLE, b. ca. 1795 NC, d. 1879 KY, m. Elizabeth HOLCOMB(E). Also info and 
parents of James H. RHODES, b. ca. 1800 NC, m. Mary HFNCHLEY / HINCHE Y. They moved to TN. Son David 
m. Martha MYRICK 7/10/1845 TN. Need parents and county of birth of James H. RHODES, Mary HINCHLEY 
and Martha MYRICK. 

3. Need parents of both Jerimiah MIZE, b. 1805, m. Martha ALDERDICE, b. 1803; were in Rockingham Co., NC, 
in 1813. Children: Robert Washington, b. NC, Benjamin, James, Henry, Mary A. E., Jerimiah, Martha E., Joshua 
MIZE. Jerimiah and Martha both d. in TN. Several of their children moved to KY. 

4. Owen SLAUGHTER m. Elizabeth , Anson Co., NC. What was her maiden name? Their dau. Nancy 

m. Gilliam EZELL. Need parents of Owen SLAUGHTER. All of these families intermarried: SLAUGHTER, 
JOINER, GILLIAM, WESTER, EZELL. Will share info on any of these families. 

— Sue Hall MILLS; 228 Nickell Hgts.; Paducah, KY 42003 (270-898-3483). 



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1. Seeking information on parents of James Kenneth COBURN (b. 1795, d. 1845). He married Elizabeth GRIMES 
(ca. 1800-1880). They were parents of Margaret COBURN (b. 1832, d. 1906) who married James Rueben ROSS. 
They were all residents of Martin County. 

2. Would appreciate information on Cornelius PATRICK and his wife (name unknown). They came to Pitt 
County from Ireland in 1803 according to family records. Their daughter Elizabeth married William JAMES. 

— Patsy EVANS; 208 Joseph Street; Greenville, NC 27858 (252-756-5649). 

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Josephus PITTMAN, born ca. 1820 in Lenoir Co., NC, son of Elijah Vail PITTMAN and Nancy BROOKS. Mar- 
ried (1st) Mary ABBOTT, and (2nd) Louisa BLOUNT. Josephus PITTMAN reportly "died at sea." Need infor- 
mation that would help document the circumstances surrounding his death. 

— Nancy L. PITTMAN; 1654 NC 121; Greenville, NC 27834 (252-758-7023) email: NPrrTMAN@prodigy.net. 



Last Minute Announcements 




Congratulations to the new officers: Bill Kittrell, President 

Nancy L. Pittman, Secretary 
Brenda D. Stocks, Board 

And to the returning officers: Warren McRoy, Treasurer 

Anne Johnson, Board 
Effie Bailey, Board 



The December 1999 meeting of the PCFR, Inc., will be held this year at 
the Hooker Memorial Christian Church Fellowship Hall. Covered dish 
goodies will be served. 



Please contribute photocopies and /or transcriptions of those precious 
records for submission to the Quarterly. Contact: Roger Kammerer, 
editor. 



We look forward to a good year in 2000. 




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Index 



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Abbott, Mary 32 

Adams, Archibald 9, 14 

Adams, Asha 15 

Adams, Colson 9 

Adams, Sally 31 

Albritton, Luke 15 

Albritton, Peter 13 

Albritton, Samuel 14 

Albritton, Susanna 14 

Alderdice, Martha 31 

Allen, Aaron Tyson 5 

Allen, Alcey 5 

Allen, Charles 13 

Allen, Elcy 7 

Allen, Eleanor 5 

Allen, Elizabeth 5 

Allen, Ichabod 5, 6, 7 

Allen, James 6 

Allen, John 6 

Allen, Louis 13 

Allen, Mamie, Mrs 25 

Allen, Martha 6 

Allen, Phereby 14 

Allen, Saml/ Samuel 5, 6, 7, 25 

Allen, Thomas 5, 6, 7 

Allen, Tice 6 

Allen, Tyson 7 

Allen, William 6 

Anderson 29 

Anderson, Walter 19 

Andrews, Alice Arilla 30 

Arnold, Cornelius E 18 

Arnold, Eugene Strickland 18 

Arnold, Eugenia S 18 

Arnold, Henry 13 

Arnold, John R 18 

Arnold, Mary E 17 

Arnold, Resen B 17 

Arnold, S. E 17 

Arnold, Sophia 18 

Arnold, Virginia Eleanor 18 

Arnold, W. C 18 

Arnold, William C 18 

Arnold, William F. 18 

Arnold, Wm C 17 

Atkinson 29 

Atkinson, Peyton T 22 

Austin, H/ Henry. 4 

Averet, Charity 14 

Averett, David 12 

Averett, Nancy 12 

Averett, Sterling 12 



Averitt, Charity 12 

Averitt, Demcy 12 

Averitt, Sary 12 

Ayers, David Taylor 30 

Ayers, Gene 30 

Bailey, Effie 32 

Baker, Abram 18, 19 

Baker, Abram, Jr 18 

Baker, Asa 18 

Baker, Asa Allen 18 

Baker, Charles 19 

Baker, Chrischaney Eveline 18 

Baker, Delia 19 

Baker, Emmanuel 18 

Baker, James 19 

Baker, Joseph 19 

Baker, Joseph James 18 

Baker, Lucy 19 

Baker, Mamie 19 

Baker, Martha Adaline 18 

Baker, Mary 18 

Baker, Mary Elizabeth 18 

Baker, Nancy Catherine 18 

Baker, Sallie 19 

Baker, Sally Jane 18 

Baker, Sarah Jane 18 

Baker, Sidney 18 

Baker, Vasti 18 

Baker, William C 29 

Baker, Wm 19 

Baldree, J. T, Mrs 25 

Barnes, W. B., Elder 25 

Barnhill, Betty 17 

Barnhill, David 17 

Barnhill, George 17 

Barnhill, Guilford S 17 

Barnhill, Henry 17 

Barnhill, James 17 

Barnhill, James Sylvester 17 

Barnhill, Joel H 17 

Barnhill, Julius Henry 17 

Barnhill, Lydia 17 

Barnhill, Mabel 17 

Barnhill, Susanna 17 

Barnhill, William 17 

Barnhill, Wm. C 17 

Barrow, B. S 18 

Barrow, Barney S 17 

Barrow, Beasor 17, 18 

Barrow, Eliza E 17, 18 

Barrow, H. A 18 



Barrow, John B 18 

Barrow, Lugena 18 

Barrow, Margeret Elizabeth 18 

Barrow, Mary E 17 

Barrow, Mary V. 18 

Barrow, Nancy E 17 

Barrow, R 18 

Barrow, Robert B 17 

Barrow, Sophia E 17 

Barrow, Susan J 17 

Barrow, Virginia A 17 

Barrow, W. H 18 

Barrow, William B 18 

Barrow, William H 17 

Barwick 29 

Beaman, Frank, Mrs 27 

Beardsley, James 22 

Beardsley, L. P. 22 

Beardsley, Peck 22 

Beasley, Bruce, Mr. and Mrs 21 

Belcher, Benjamin 22 

Bell, Julia 15 

Bell, Nancy 23 

Bell, Sarah 15 

Bell, Starkey 15 

Bell, Tabitha 14 

Bethards, Mary 15 

Bibaker 7 

Bland 29 

Bland, Annie Gertrude 19 

Bland, Billy D 29 

Bland, C. C 8 

Bland, E. A 19 

Bland, Edwan Argustus 19 

Bland, Edward Arugstus 19 

Bland, Gertrude 19 

Bland, Gertrude Green 19 

Bland, Hector 19 

Bland, John 6 

Bland, Mattie Bonilyn 19 

Bland, Ola 19 

Bland, Polly 11, 12 

Bland, Sally 6, 7 

Bland, Wolga 19 

Blount 29 

Blount, Louisa 32 

Bond and Fleming 8 

Bond, Elizabeth 14 

Bowden 29 

Bower 29 

Boyd, J. C 28 

Boyd, J. H 28 



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Braxton 29 

Braxton, C. C 8 

Braxton, Charles 13, 19 

Braxton, Charles F. 18 

Braxton, James 10 

Braxton, John 10 

Braxton, Mary E 19 

Braxton, Roy, Mrs 21 

Braxton, Selete Ann 19 

Brickhouse, Betsy 30 

Briley, J. B., Mrs 24 

Brinson, Tommie, Mrs 22 

Brooks, Ephriam 14 

Brooks, Nancy 32 

Brooks, Sarah 31 

Brooks, Sister 15 

Brooks, Stephen 9 

Brooks, Thomas, Sr 31 

Brooks, W./Wilks/Wilkes 1, 2, 3 

Brown, Ann E 19 

Brown, Ann Eliza 20 

Brown, George 20 

Brown, Mary 20 

Brown, William R 20 

Brown, Wm. Redding 20 

Bruer, Anna 14 

Bruer, William 14 

Bryan, Blount 20 

Bryan, Margarett F. 20 

Bundy, Noah 22 

Cambel, Liscom 15 

Campbell, Laura 8 

Campbell, W. H 8 

Canfield, I. A., Rev. 24 

Cannon 29 

Cannon, Henry 14 

Cannon, Jesse 13 

Cannon, Lewis 9 

Cannon, Mary 14 

Carman, E. C 25 

Carman, Neddie 25 

Carraway, Alonza, Mrs 27 

Carraway, Dora, Mrs 27 

Carraway, Edna 21 

Carraway, Ronald 21 

Carrel, Sary 15 

Case, Betsy, Mrs 26 

Case, C. E., Mr. and Mrs 21 

Case, Edgar 21 

Case, Hazel 21 

Cason, 30 

Cherry, Ann E 20 

Cherry, Ann Eliza 20 

Cherry, Anne 14 

Cherry, C. C 20 



Cherry, Frances E 20 

Cherry, Frances E. G 20 

Cherry, Georgeanah 20 

Cherry, Georgianna 20 

Cherry, Henry R 20 

Cherry, Jesse 15 

Cherry, Joe 20 

Cherry, John 16 

Cherry, Julia 20 

Cherry, Julia B 20 

Cherry, Laney 15 

Cherry, Lucy G 20 

Cherry, Mariah Alice 19 

Cherry, Mariah Allis 20 

Cherry, Mary A 19 

Cherry, Mary Ann 20 

Cherry, Robert 20 

Cherry, Robert Alston 20 

Cherry, Sidney Francis 20 

Cherry, T. B., Mrs 26 

Cherry, Theos 20 

Cherry, Thomas F. 20 

Cherry, William 15 

Cherry, William Henry Joseph 20 

Cherry, William R 19, 20 

Cherry, William T 20 

Cherry, William Theophilus 20 

Christman, Mrs 28 

Christman, T. F 28 

Clark, Isaac 2 

Clark, Ishmael 23 

Clark, Jacob 2 

Cobb 29 

Cobb, Alexander 24 

Cobb, Benjamin F. 19 

Cobb, C. C 25 

Cobb, J. C 25 

Cobb, J. H 25 

Cobb, L. A 25 

Cobb, R. J 25 

Cobb, Stephen 22 

Cobb, Warren L 25 

Cobb, Wiley 22 

Coburn, James Kenneth 32 

Coburn, Margaret 32 

Cole, Samuel 31 

Cooke, Silas 10 

Cooper 29 

Corbett, Addie, Mrs 21 

Corbett, Seba 21 

Cory, Louisa A 23 

Cory?, Mary 15 

Cox 29, 31 

Cox, Abraham 1 

Cox, Aron 1 

Cox, Calvin 16 



Cox, Elizabeth 14 

Cox, William 1 

Crawford, C. H 28 

Crawford, James H 28 

Crawford, John R 28 

Crawford, Leon 28 

Crawford, W. L 28 

Creemer, Chief 4 

Creemer, James, Sr 4 

Dail, Calvin 27 

Dail, Doris 21 

Dail, H. L 21 

Dail, Lena 21 

Dail, Luther, Mr. and Mrs 21 

Dail, Theophilus 27 

Dail/Deel 29 

Daniel, J. M., Rev. 23 

Daniel, Peggy 16 

Daniel, W/Wm 16 

Davis 29 

Davis, R. L 21 

Deal, Abel 9 

Denby, James 15 

Denmark, Stephen 9 

Dennis 29 

Dennis, John 26 

Dickinson, Marshal 2 

Diggins, Peter 9 

Diggs, Anthong 9 

Dixon, Col 4 

Dobb, David 30 

Dodson, Louigenia A 17 

Doherty, James 16 

Doxier, Curtis, Mr. and Mrs 21 

Dozier, Curtis Lee 21 

Drake,Delilah 31 

Drake, William 31 

Dreding, John 9 

Dudley, Adolphus 24 

Dudley, Jennete, Mrs 24 

Dudley, Louisa 18 

Dudley, Melvinie 24 

Dudley, Penelope 24 

Duff, Dorothy Smith 29 

Duff, Dorothy Smith 31 

Dunn 29 

Duprees, Benjamin C 11 

Durr, Peyton S 17 

Earley 29 

Eastwood, Anna 14 

Edwards, Christine 22 

Edwards, Dicy 13 

Edwards, Esther 15 

Edwards, Nathan 31 

Edwards, Thomas M 15 



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Elks, Arcena 30 

Elks, Delia Arceny 30 

Elks, Eliza 30 

Elks, Jordan 24 

Elks, Mollie 28 

Elks, Nancy 28 

Elks, William Henry 28 

Elks, Wm./ William A 30 

English, James 13 

English, Leah 15 

Enloe, John 9, 10 

Evans, Alexander 1, 2, 3, 12 

Evans, John 15 

Evans, Josephine, Mrs 27 

Evans, L. H., Mrs 28 

Evans, Patsy 32 

Evans, Richard 12 

Everett 29 

Everett, Ada 30 

Everett, Joshua 30 

Everett, Nathaniel 30 

Ezell, Gilliam 32 

Falconer, George 9, 10 

Farmer 29 

Farrow, Amey 31 

Farrow, Jacob 31 

Farrow, John 31 

Faulkner 29 

Fay, John 9 

Fleming 8 

Fleming, John 26 

Fleming, Lula, Mrs 23 

Foley, Annie 26 

Foley, Edward 26 

Foley, Julia 26 

Foley, Lizzie 26 

Foley, Mary, Mrs 26 

Forbes, A. A., Mrs 28 

Forbes, Allen 13 

Forbes, Charles 13 

Forbes, Louisa, Mrs 25 

Forbes, Ola, Mrs 25 

Forbes, R. A 25 

Forbes, W. H 25 

Forbes, Winnie, Mrs 22 

Foster, Cador, Rev 22 

Foy?, John 9 

Fulford, Gideon 27 

Fulford, J. H 25 

Fulford, James 27 

Fulford, James Gideon 27 

Fulford, James Gideon, Mrs 27 

Fulford, L. A 25 



Gardiner, Isaac 14 

Gardner 29 

Gardner, G. B 13 

Garris, Cornelia, Mrs 25 

Garris, R. H 23 

Garris, W. A., Mrs 25 

Gaskins, Lovick, Mrs 28 

Gates, J. D 21 

Gatlin, Furney F 13 

Gaynor, Cary, Mr. and Mrs 21 

George, Martha 31 

Gilliam 32 

Goff, Thomas 9 

Gorham, Marry A 20 

Gorham, William T 19, 20 

Greene, Bernard 26 

Greene, Betsy 27 

Greene, Edward, Dr 27 

Greene, G /George 3 

Greene, Gen 4 

Greene, J. C, Dr 27 

Greene, Robert 27 

Griffin, G. W. 22 

Griffin, Gertrude 19 

Griffin, Gertrude Green Bland 19 

Griffin, J. C 19 

Griffin, James 14 

Griffin, James Cicero 19 

Griffin, Lanier 14 

Griffin, Ray 30 

Grimes, Elizabeth 32 

Gurganus, Harry 24 

Gurganus, Janice Tripp 10 

Gwaltney, Thomas 7 

Haddock, Anna 13 

Haddock, Charles 12, 13 

Haddock, Martha 13 

Haddock, William 13 

Hadly, Joshua 3 

Hales, Lindsay 21 

Hall, Delaney 31 

Hall, Delaney Washington 31 

Hall, Edward 4 

Hall, James Martin 31 

Hall, Martin 31 

Hall, Mary 31 

Hall, Sarah 31 

Hardee, Abram C 15 

Hardee, Ahraham 9 

Hardee, Constance Vincent 29 

Hardee, Isaac 9 

Hardee, Nancy 15 

Hardee, Thomas 14 

Hardee/Hardy 29 

Hardison, Malvina 18, 19 



Hardy, Abraham 2 

Hardy, Isaac 2 

Harper, Betsy 19 

Harrington 29 

Harris 29 

Harris, Floys 27 

Harris, James 30 

Harris, Kinion 22 

Harris, Mamie, Miss 27 

Harris, Mary 14 

Harris, Peter 27 

Harris, Richard 27 

Harris, Robert 27 

Harris, Ruel 27 

Harris, Thomas 22 

Harris, W. H 8 

Harrison, Mary 30 

Hart, J. S 8 

Hawks, Jas S 16 

Hearn, Jas 1 

Heldman, Betty L 29 

Hellen, William 9 

Hemby 29 

Hendricks, H. L., Rev. 27 

Herring, Capt 4 

Herrington, Henry 9 

Herritage, Col 4 

Hicks, Alice 21 

Higginbotham 29 

Higginbotham, Mary 29 

Hinchley/Hinchey, Mary 31 

Hines 29 

Hines, Elsie 8 

Hines, J. S 8 

Hobbard 29 

Hodges, F. M., Mrs 27 

Holcomb(e), Elizabeth 31 

Holland, John 9 

Hooks, C. D., Mrs 25 

Hoover, E. D., Rev 28 

Hoover, Mary E 28 

Houston, Rena 22 

Humbles 29 

Hyman, Samuel 20 

Hyman, Sidney 20 

Ivey, Jas. S 13 

Jackson, A. L., Mrs 26 

James, Walter L., Mr. and Mrs 22 

James, William 32 

Jenkins, B. D., Mrs 25 

Johnson, Anne 32 

Johnson, J. B 22 

Johnston, Benjamine 31 

Johnston, Charity 11, 12 



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Johnston, Cornelius 11, 12 

Johnston, Hardie 11 

Johnston, James 11 

Johnston, James, Junr. 11, 12 

Johnston, Jordan 11 

Johnston, Randolph 11, 12 

Johnston, Richard 11, 12 

Johnston, Stephen 11 

Johnston, Washington 31 

Johnston, William 11, 31 

Joiner 32 

Jones, Calvin 22 

Jones, Moses 22 

Jones, Victor T., Jr 14 

Joyner 29 

Joyner, Annie Fulford, Mrs 25 

Joyner, Annie Laurie 25 

Joyner, Blaney 22 

Joyner, Evelyn 25 

Joyner, Howell 22 

Joyner, Jason 25 

Joyner, Martha Turnage 22 

Joyner, Mary 22 

Joyner, Michal Moore 22 

Joyner, Ola 25 

Joyner, Robert 25 

Joyner, Russell 25 

Joyner, Stewart 25 

Julcott 29 

Kammerer, Roger 8 ,12, 16, 17, 

18, 21, 32 

Kennedy, Blan, Mr. and Mrs 22 

Kennedy, Charlie 22 

Kennedy, Miss 26 

Kennedy, Naomi 22 

Kennedy, Steven, Mr. and Mrs 22 

Killebrew farm 21 

Kittrell, Allen 28 

Kittrell, Bill 32 

Know, Haywood 23 

Knox, Mingo 15 

Kornowa, Jeanette 29, 30 

Lamb, William 22 

Lambert, Col 22 

Langston, Charles, Mrs 23 

Leggett, Polly Ann white 18 

Leggett, Whitmel 18 

Lesslie, John 9 

Lewis 29 

Lewis, Levi 5,7 

Lewis, Mary 7 

Lewis, Pherebe 7 

Little, Jesse 4 

Little, W. G., Mrs 21 



M'Gowns, Elizabeth 14 

MacRae, Annette 31 

Manning 29 

Mares, Eliza E 17 

Mares, Joseph, Doct[or] 18 

Marner, Sarah 10 

Marshburn, C. B., Rev. 25, 27 

Matthews, J. A 22 

Mayo 29 

Mayo, Karol 29 

McCormac 31 

McDonald, Alsa L 17 

McGlohon, Robert, Mrs 24 

McGoans, Alafare 15 

McGowan, John C, Mrs 24 

McGowans, Gorg 16 

McLaren, Charles Barrow 18 

McLaren, John E. I. (?) 18 

McLaren, May J 18 

McLauren, Eliza E 18 

McLauren, John 18 

McLauren, Martha Jane 18 

McLauren, Mary E 18 

McLawhorn 29 

McLawhorn, Francis 26 

McLearen, John 17 

McNeill, John 4 

McRoy, Warren 32 

McWhorter, Davis Lee 17 

Megouns, George 9 

Melton, Hicks, Mrs 21 

Meyer, Frankie 12 

Meyers, H. Lee, Jr., Dr 29 

Meyers, Lee 31 

Miller, Gloria P. H 29 

Mills 29, 32 

Mills, Charles 13 

Mills, Mary 13 

Minon, Jacob 30 

Minon, Sallie 30 

Minon, Wm 30 

Mize, Benjamin 31 

Mize, Henry 31 

Mize, James 31 

Mize, Jerimiah 31 

Mize, Joshua 31 

Mize, Martha E 31 

Mize, Mary A. E 31 

Mize, Robert Washington 31 

Mobley 29 

Mobley, Benajah 30 

Mobley, J. B 22 

Moore & Moore 8 

Moore, A 20 

Moore, Ailsey 6 

Moore, Andrew J 21 



Moore, Benjamin 6 

Moore, C. L 21 

Moore, Coot 23 

Moore, Elizabeth 17 

Moore, Hal S 21 

Moore, James R. D 21 

Moore, Mary 15 

Moore, Nettie Grey, Mrs 21 

Moore, Rossie 22 

Moore, Roy W 21 

Moore, Woodrow 22 

Mooring, Jno./John 3 

Mosely, Benjamin 4 

Mosely, Thomas 4 

Mosely, William 4 

Moy, Gardner 3 

Moy, George, Junr. 10 

Moy, John 10 

Moy, Richard 10 

Moye, A. B 22 

Moye, Asha 14 

Moye, Gardener 3 

Moye, Gardner 2 

Moye, Guardner /Gardener 1, 2, 3 

Moye, John 14 

Moye, John C 15 

Moye, Richd 3 

Moye, Robbie Sewell 30 

Moye, William 10, 27 

Moye, Wm 10 

Mudge, Harriet A 17 

Murphy, John 24 

Murray, Riley 31 

Murray, Timothy 31 

Myrick, Martha 31 

Nelson, Caleb 15 

Nelson, Elizabeth 15 

Nelson, Elmer, Mrs 22 

Nelson, Giles 13 

Nelson, H. D., Mrs 22 

Nelson, James 14 

Nelson, John 1 

Nelson, Peter 15 

Nelson, Robert, Jr. 24 

Newton 29 

Nichols, L. R., Mrs 27 

Nichols, T. A 25 

Nichols, Whitney 12 

Nichols, William 12 

Noble, Bennie, Mrs 24 

Noble, John 15 

Nobles, Celina 8 

Nobles, Charles 8 

Nobles, Joshua 8 

Nobles, Levi 14 



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Nobles, O. C 8 

Nobles, Osborne 8 

Nobles, Stephen 8 

Nobles, Thomas 8 

Nobles, Walter, Rev 28 

Nobles, Wright 8 

Norman, E. S., Mrs 25 

Norris, J. B 21 

Norville, R. C, Mrs 25 

O'Merry, Jacob 4 

Oliver, J. L 17, 18 

Overton 29 

Owens, Fannie Langley, Mrs 25 

Owens, John Daniel 25 

Owens, Neva 25 

Page, Rody 15 

Page, William 15 

Parker 29 

Parker, Elijah 22 

Parker, John 22 

Parker, O. L., Mr. and Mrs 22 

Parker, Watt 21, 22, 28 

Parker, Watt, Mrs 22 

Patrick, Coart 26 

Patrick, Cornelius 32 

Patrick, Elizabeth 32 

Patrick, Peter 15 

Peede, Alton, Mr. and Mrs 22 

Peel, Delilah Drake 31 

Peel, Dempsey 31 

Peel, Edmund 31 

Peel, James 31 

Peel, Levi 31 

Peel, Mills 31 

Peel, Thomas 31 

Perkins, Churchill 16 

Perry 29 

Perry, Allen, Mrs 27 

Phillips 29 

Pierce 29 

Pittman, Elijah Vail 32 

Pittman, Josephus 32 

Pittman, Nancy L 32 

Pittman, Sue Dail 29 

Pollard, S. M 22 

Powell, Mary 14 

Powell, Reuben 14 

Powell, Susanna 14 

Prince, Oliver 2 

Pugh, Hugh 20 

Quinn, Father 26 



Randolph, W. B., Mr. and Mrs 21 

Reel, Goldis Starling 16 

Rein, Wilhelmina 19 

Rhodes, David 31 

Rhodes, James H 31 

Richard, J. R., Mr. and Mrs 22 

Richmond, Alice S 22 

Ringgold, Sarah 14 

Ringold, Susanna 15 

Riordame, Angelica 31 

Rives, Nancy 30 

Roberson, George 19 

Roberts, J. B., Rev. 25 

Robinson, Allie Brown 28 

Robinson, Allie Joyner, Mrs 28 

Robinson, Bert 28 

Robinson, Lacy 21 

Robinson, T. E 28 

Robinson, Wm. A 18 

Robson, Wiley /Willie 30 

Rock, C. M., Rev. 23 

Ross, Charles 14 

Ross, Elizabeth 10, 19 

Ross, James Rueben 32 

Rountree, Anne 14 

Royset, Dorothy 29 

Ryan, W. A., Rev. 25 

Sanders, Dora 30 

Savage, Alston 20 

Savage, Francis E 19 

Schweizer, Charles B 30 

Segrest, Jerry W 17 

Sharpe, Capt 4 

Sheppard, James 1 

Sherrod, William 7 

Shivers, Shad./Shadrach 1, 3 

Simons, Enoch 3 

Simons, Gideon 3 

Sirman, Margret 15 

Skinner, B. J 21 

Skinner, J. T, Mrs 25 

Slaughter 29 

Slaughter, John 10 

Slaughter, Nancy 32 

Slaughter, Owen 32 

Slaughter, Sampson 14 

Smith 29 

Smith, David 20, 31 

Smith, Ed 21 

Smith, Elizabeth 15 

Smith, Emily 21 

Smith, Fannie, 27 

Smith, H. T, Mr. and Mrs 21 

Smith, Hardee 1 

Smith, Henry 21, 31 



Smith, James Thomas 22 

Smith, John S 16 

Smith, Lydia 15 

Smith, Martha 15 

Smith, Mattie J., Mrs 21 

Smith, Sally 16 

Smith, Washington, Mrs 21 

Smith, William 13, 14 

Snelling, Joel A 18 

Snellings, Edwin Alvy 18 

Snellings, Joel J 17 

Snellings, Mary V. 18 

Snellings, N. E 18 

Spain, clearer 30 

Spain, Edmund 30 

Spain, Heber 30 

Spain, Lula 30 

Spain, Maggie 30 

Spain, Thad 30 

Spain, Walter 30 

Speight, Carrie, Miss 21 

Spell, Anna 11 

Stancil, Capt 4 

Stancill, T. J., Sr. 26 

Stocks 29 

Stocks, Allen 15 

Stocks, Brenda D 32 

Stocks, Easter 24 

Stocks, J. F, Mrs 22 

Stocks, John 14 

Stocks, Lawrence 24, 26 

Stocks, Marcellus 24 

Stocks, Susanna 15 

Stokes, Annie Tessie, Mrs 25 

Story, John 9 

Stultz, Virginia Holdford 30 

Sugg 29 

Sullivan, G. H, Rev 28 

Sutton, David 15 

Sutton, John 6 

Sutton, Julia 6 

Sutton, Sarah 13 

Sylvester 29 

Taft, Godfrey 28 

Taft, Mary Alice, Mrs 28 

Taylor 29 

Taylor, Elizabeth 18 

Taylor, Frances V. 29 

Taylor, Jemima 9 

Taylor, Joseph 18 

Taylor, Mary 15, 18 

Taylor, William A 28 

Thigpen, Elizabeth 5 

Thigpen, Joseph Joshua 5 

Thigpen, Joshua 5, 7 



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Thigpen, Milly 7 

Thigpen, Oliver 6 

Thomas, Mary 21 

Tinkham 29 

Tinkham, Allen T 29 

Tison, Charlotte 16 

Tison, Jonathan 9 

Tison, Moses 16 

Tison, Noah 15 

Tison, Sary 16 

Tison, Timney (Timmy?) A 16 

Travis, William 14 

Trip, Caleb 10 

Tripp, Calep 10 

Tripp, Ernest, Mrs 25 

Tucker, C. A 23 

Tucker, Red dick 7 

Tugwell, Clara, Mrs 27 

Tugwell, J. R, Jr., Mrs 25 

Tugwell, Lucy 22 

Turnage, A. C 21 

Turnage, Aaron P. 21 

Turnage, C. A 21 

Turnage, Carrie Speight, Mrs 21 

Turnage, D. L 21 

Turnage, J. M 21 

Turnage, J. R 21 

Turnage, L. E 21 

Turnage, M. L 21 

Turner, Viola Louisa 19 

Turner, William 10 

Tuton, Pearson 9 

Tyson, A. B., Mrs 27 

Tyson, Henry 22 

Tyson, Joel B 22 

Tyson, John T 22 

Tyson, Lizzie, Mrs 27 

Tyson, Moses 22 

Tyson, Richard E 6 

Vainwright, Loula, Mrs 25 

Vincent /Vinson 29 

Vinson, Brother 14 

Vinson, Delana 14 

Wallace, Laurence 22 

Walston, Moses 6 

Walston, Susanna 11 

Ward, Drupina 30 

Ward, Famariah 30 

Ward, John, Mrs 21 

Ward, Luke 30 

Ward, Matthew 30 

Warner, Harden 3 

Watson, Elanor 6 

Watson, William 6 



Weaver, Lola Aldia Everett 29 

West, John 30 

Wester 32 

Wetherington, C. D., Mrs 21 

Wetherington, Elisabeth 15 

Wetherington, Eva Rae 30 

Wetherington, Robert Yancy 30 

Wetherington, Shade F. 30 

Whichard, W. R, Sr., Mrs 24 

White 29 

White, Charles A., Capt 23 

White, J. B 23 

White, S. T 23 

Whitehurst, James R 19 

Whitley, Lindley? 17 

Whitley, Smithwick 17 

Wilder 29 

Wilkerson, Charlie 22 

Wilkerson, John Moseley 22 

Wilkerson, Michal Joyner, Mrs 22 

Wilkerson, W. H 22 

Wilkins 29 

Williams 29 

Williams, A. P., Mr. and Mrs 22 

Williams, David 9 

Williams, Elizabeth 21 

Williams, George 15 

Williams, John 9 

Williams, John Gordon 31 

Williams, Joseph 9 

Williams, Pheby 11 

Williams, Sidney, Mr. and Mrs 21 

Williams, Tryphena 15 

Williams, Wiley 22 

Williamson 29 

Williamson, Anne 31 

Williamson, Anne Newton 31 

Williamson, Elizabeth 31 

Williamson, Thomas 31 

Williamson, William 31 

Willis, George 1 

Willoughby, Benjamin 27 

Willoughby, R. E 27 

Willoughby, R. E., Mrs 28 

Willoughby, Smith 27 

Wilson, R. F, Mrs 24 

Windom, Isaiah 4 

Windom, Micajah 4 

Worthington, Daniel, Mrs 26 

Worthington, Fred 23 

Worthington, J. H 23 

Worthington, Jerry, Mrs 23 

Worthington, Joe 23 

Yeates, James 6 



j Aaron 11, 16 

j Airey 15 

j Amy 11 

j Belle 15 

j Crissie Phoebie 30 

J Dan 16 

J David 14, 15 

J Dick 11 

j Eliza 13 

J Elizabeth 32 

J Gabe 15 

_, Irvin 15 

Isaac 11 

Jim 15 

_, John 16 

Lucinda (Lucy) 31 

j Maria 11 

Nan 11 

Nelly 16 

_f Permelia 31 

_, Redding 11 

_,Rose 15 

_, Sinah 11 

_, Stephen 11 

_, Tiller 15 




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